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A Deadline for an AIDS Vaccine

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Science  23 May 1997:
Vol. 276, Issue 5316, pp. 1184
DOI: 10.1126/science.276.5316.1184a

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After months of quiet debate among officials and researchers, President Clinton last week called for an AIDS vaccine within a decade. He also pledged to create an AIDS vaccine research center at the National Institutes of Health to spearhead the initiative. Many leading AIDS researchers are uneasy, however, fearing that science might pay a price if it can't deliver. But they also think the high profile Clinton has given their field may help them in future funding battles.