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Zika Vaccines Protect Mouse Fetuses

Zika Vaccines Protect Mouse Fetuses

To reach the goal of protecting fetuses, there are two approaches: immunize women before they are pregnant or during pregnancy. Oftentimes, excluding pregnant women from clinical trial opportunities ends up hurting their health, says bioethicist and lawyer Dr. Seema Shah of the University of Washington School of Medicine and Seattle Children’s Hospital. It’s clear that “allowing pregnant women to benefit from research when there’s a good chance that the product being tested is likely to help them, especially when there are no good alternatives out there.”

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