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Shots in the Dark : The Wayward Search for an AIDS Vaccine - Jon Cohen

Shots in the Dark

The Wayward Search for an AIDS Vaccine

By: Jon Cohen

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Published: 1st December 2001
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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.

"Meticulously researched, cogently argued, and highly readable...the most important AIDS book since...And the Band Played On." -- Seth Berkley, The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative "A wake-up call, a must-read for policy makers, scientific leaders, and everyone who is working to stop AIDS." -- Bill Gates Sr., Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Prologuep. xv
Fast Predictionsp. 3
The Next Breakthroughp. 16
Empiricists Versus Reductionistsp. 43
Moving into Humansp. 64
Animal Illogicp. 78
Market Forcesp. 102
Unwanted: Dead or Alivep. 119
All MicroGeneSys's Menp. 139
A Manhattan Project for AIDSp. 175
The Dairymaids of AIDSp. 200
Perpetual Uncertaintyp. 227
New World Orderp. 258
Running in Placep. 295
Better Waysp. 317
Disparate Measuresp. 333
Epiloguep. 358
Postscript: Breaking the Silencep. 361
Notesp. 370
Glossaryp. 419
Acronymsp. 428
Indexp. 430
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ISBN: 9780393322255
ISBN-10: 0393322254
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 1st December 2001
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 14.0  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1