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Measles outbreak reignites vaccine debate

Science | More than 50 people sickened in a Washington county with lower-than-average vaccination rates
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 2/07/19, 03:05 pm

Health officials in Washington state are trying to contain a measles outbreak that grew this week to more than 50 confirmed cases. Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, declared a state of emergency in late January, as an average of one new case daily was reported since the first patient tied to the outbreak sought medical care on Dec. 31.

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Scientific soul-searching

Science | The revelation that a Chinese researcher produced gene-edited babies should be a wake-up call over ethics
by Julie Borg
Posted 12/06/18, 04:01 pm

Scientists worldwide are still reeling from the announcement last week that Chinese researcher He Jiankui and his team produced the first genetically edited babies. Within a few days, the Chinese government called a halt to He’s research, and the scientist is now under investigation by various ethical and regulatory bodies in the country.

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The ‘Wild East’

Medicine | Child vaccine scandal focuses attention again on lax ethics in Chinese healthcare
by June Cheng
Posted 7/25/18, 02:31 pm

Chinese citizens were outraged Monday after a government investigation revealed hundreds of thousands of Chinese children received defective vaccines from a major medical manufacturer, further eroding Chinese citizens’ trust in domestically manufactured medicine.

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