Shots in the Dark
The Wayward Search for an AIDS Vaccine
By (author) Jon Cohen
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Shots in the Dark by Jon Cohen
Book DescriptionWhen scientists proved in 1984 that HIV causes AIDS, a vaccine race spun into action. But the sprint to develop an AIDS vaccine now more closely resembles a crawl. Jon Cohen elucidates the forces that have hindered the search: unforeseen scientific obstacles, clashing personalities, the uncertain marketplace, haphazard political organization, and serious ethical dilemmas. Beyond a powerful critique, Cohen also offers specific recommendations for accelerating the effort.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393322255
(211mm x 140mm x 22mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 22-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Jon Cohen
Jon Cohen is a journalist and covers science and medicine for Science magazine. He lives in Cardiff, California.
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