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The US Will Stop Funding Research into Making Mutant Super Viruses

Should scientists be allowed to create mutant viruses deadlier than natural ones? The White House waded into this controversy today with a surprising announcement to cut all funding to such studies, pending a thorough review of this risky research. Read More >>

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Why We Still Don’t Have an Ebola Vaccine

More than 1,900 people have died in this year's Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The World Health Organization says nearly all of the 3,500 confirmed or suspected infections result from human-to-human transmission. Amid emergency WHO meetings and frenzied containment efforts, where is the Ebola vaccine? Read More >>