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Vaccine Comes Another Step Closer

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Science  12 Dec 2008:
Vol. 322, Issue 5908, pp. 1622-1623
DOI: 10.1126/science.322.5908.1622b

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The most advanced candidate vaccine for malaria has cleared another major hurdle and is now ready for its last and biggest test: a phase III trial of 12,000 to 16,000 children at 11 locations in seven African countries.