To the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the heart of the case against Army scientist Bruce Ivins is a flask of anthrax spores labeled "RMR-1029."
RMR-1029 has been stored in the B3 biocontainment suite of Building 1425 of Fort Detrick, Md., ever since it was cultivated over a decade ago.
Dr. Ivins had unrestricted access to that suite – and was RMR-1029's sole custodian.
The FBI just digging itself in deeper with this one. As others have already reported, at least ten other people had access to that flask in the lab, including Dr. Zack, Ivin's supervisor, who was caught on the security systems entering that lab without authorization after losing his job over a racially-motivated attack on an Egyptian co-worker.