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Now that recent events have shown bioterrorism to be a reality, greater understanding of the scientific basis of diseases such as anthrax is imperative.

A special Nature online focus collates the latest scientific information and news items about anthrax and other potential bioweapons.

At the heart of the coverage are two research papers — to be published in Nature on 8 November — about the bacterial toxin that causes anthrax.

Link to Nature anthrax focus