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Q&A on fast-tracking Ebola vaccine human trials


[OXFORD]  In response to the growing Ebola crisis in West Africa, scientists in the United Kingdom and United States last week launched human trials of an Ebola vaccine candidate, and the plan is to carry out trials in Mali too within the next few weeks.
SciDev.Net spoke to Adrian Hill, director of the Jenner Institute at the University of Oxford and lead researcher for the UK-based trials. He told us about the exceptionally fast review process that enabled scientists to start the trials within a few weeks rather than the usual 6-12 months, the international collaboration driving the fight against Ebola, and his hope that a vaccine could be available by the end of the year. 

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