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Researchers in Britain are preparing to start a controversial COVID-19 “human challenge” study in which dozens of healthy volunteers will be exposed to live coronavirus in an effort to speed up vaccine development.
The 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to the two scientists who discovered and refined the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing tool.
With several vaccines against COVID-19 in late-phase testing, the business of measuring efficacy is front and center.
The unequal wealth of nations should not determine the allocation
On its surface, the move seems like a victory for human right. But the reality is far blurrier.