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A universal problem

Nature Medicine volume 19, pages 1214 (2013) | Download Citation

Recent headlines have promised that a 'universal flu vaccine' may be within reach, pointing to antibodies that offer broad protection in animal studies. But the scientists behind this effort had to first overcome great skepticism from their peers—as well as an imperfect laboratory test. Hannah Hoag reports on one virologist's 20-year effort to challenge the tenets of the field.

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