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BioShield Is Slow to Build U.S. Defenses Against Bioweapons

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Science  07 Jul 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5783, pp. 28-29
DOI: 10.1126/science.313.5783.28

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Developing vaccines against potential bioweapons such as smallpox and Marburg virus is tough going for small companies. But it's even harder when their comrade-in-arms on the front lines, a $5.6 billion federal program called BioShield, is AWOL. (Read more.)