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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393322255
ISBN-10: 0393322254
Format: Paperback
(211mm x 140mm x 22mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 17-Dec-2001
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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