Description - Shots in the Dark by Jon Cohen
When 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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Author Biography - Jon Cohen
Jon Cohen is a journalist and covers science and medicine for Science magazine. He lives in Cardiff, California.