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  • Self-Spreading Vaccine Research Could Spin Out of Control, Experts Warn

    Self-Spreading Vaccine Research Could Spin Out of Control, Experts Warn

    Imagine a future scenario in which a dangerous new virus is detected in chimpanzees. To prevent this virus from spreading to humans, biologists decide to deliberately infect scores of wild chimps with a transmissible vaccine — an infectious, lab-grown virus that immunizes, rather than harms, its host. The chimps, now vaccinated, no longer pose a…