Ethics panel blocks proposed Zika vaccine research

Statnews, 28 February 2017
Author: Helen Branswell
“A federally appointed ethics panel has rejected an application from a team of scientists to deliberately infect people with the Zika virus, a decision that threatens to further slow the search for an effective vaccine. The panel’s report said it would not currently be ethical to conduct the study because of the risk to potential volunteers and their sexual partners and because there are other possible study approaches.”
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