Zika Vaccine Trials Could Test Multiple Candidates Vs. Common Control Group
FDA and NIH officials propose three strategies for clinical trials, saying it will be challenging to identify the most promising candidates; Sanofi and Walter Reed researchers note challenges in vaccine development, including manufacturing scale up.
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