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How An Electric Shock Could One Day Protect You From Zika
- Heard on All Things Considered
- MICHAELEEN DOUCLEFF
This summer, it’s not just athletes who are looking to set world records. Scientists are also trying to break a record — for how quickly they can make a vaccine for a new virus.
It’s for Zika. And one team is leading the pack.
The biotech company Inovio just got the first approval from the Food and Drug Administration to test an experimental vaccine in people. They’ve already shown the virus protects monkeys from Zika, says the company’s president, Joseph Kim. And a small study begins in people in a few weeks.