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Darwinian Vaccines

Science  30 May 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5624, pp. 1363
DOI: 10.1126/science.300.5624.1363

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Those on both sides of the current debate over taming pathogens (see main text) do agree on one point: Vaccines may offer a good opportunity for "virulence management." The most cited example of this evolutionary effect is diphtheria.