Report that North Korean defector has anthrax antibodies feeds into biological weapons scare

South Korean media have claimed that a North Korean defector was found to have developed antibodies to anthrax before his flight across the border. The report may likely play into the hands of those looking for a pretext for war. The news was broken by South Korea’s Channel A on Tuesday, citing an anonymous intelligence […]

With genetic morph, a weird type of anthrax has emerged—and it’s on a rampage

Enlarge (credit: Getty | Barcroft Media) After getting ahold of the genetic blueprints for molecular weapons, relatively harmless bacteria transformed into one that can cause anthrax—in places and animals where the original anthrax bacteria doesn’t. And it’s wreaking havoc. Using data collected over a 26-year period, researchers found that this strange version of anthrax is […]