The medical anthropologist was in the shower when she heard the first pops of gunfire. Initially, she thought it might be the action movie she’d left playing on high volume. Then the wall shook

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Designer Bugs

December 7, 2018

How the next pandemic might come from a lab, and why we need to take the threat of bioengineered superbugs seriously

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Nature editors write, “The claims from He Jiankui that he has used gene editing to produce twin girls demand action. A new registry of research is a good start”

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Vaccines

November 30, 2018

Our greatest hope in defeating AIDS, Ebola, TB, and other infectious diseases, writes Mark Feinberg

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Just 15 years ago, in a historic act of global humanitarian leadership, President George W. Bush proposed in his 2003 State of the Union address the creation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Later that year, Congress passed the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act

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In a recent discussion of the Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Dr. Peter Salama, Deputy Director-General of Emergency Preparedness and Response for the WHO, properly described the “perfect storm” of a potentially devastating epidemic in the midst of a major security crisis

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Gun violence has become a part of everyday life in America and of the work lives of doctors, nurses and first responders, too

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Health officials are preparing to launch a clinical trial designed to test whether experimental Ebola therapies improve patients’ chances of survival in the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo — a landmark moment in the world’s efforts to respond to this and future crises

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