Bioweapons Host Bob Edwards speaks with Washington Post reporter Joby Warrick about the story of South Africa's bioweapons program. A decade ago, it was the worry of arms experts, and Warrick says a renegade South African scientist last year offered to sell a collection of pathogens to the United States for $5 million. The scientist then sent a sample of his wares to the U.S. packed in a toothpaste tube on a commercial jet.
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Host Bob Edwards speaks with Washington Post reporter Joby Warrick about the story of South Africa's bioweapons program. A decade ago, it was the worry of arms experts, and Warrick says a renegade South African scientist last year offered to sell a collection of pathogens to the United States for $5 million. The scientist then sent a sample of his wares to the U.S. packed in a toothpaste tube on a commercial jet.