With Wuhan virus genetic code in hand, scientists begin work on a vaccine

CHICAGO/LONDON (Reuters) - When a newly organized vaccine research group at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) met for the first time this week, its members had expected to be able to ease into their work. In just three months time,...

With Wuhan virus genetic code in hand, scientists begin work on a vaccine

With Wuhan virus genetic code in hand, scientists begin work on a vaccineCHICAGO/LONDON (Reuters) - When a newly organized vaccine research group at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) met for the first time this week, its members had expected to be able to ease into their work. In just three months time, they likely will be testing the first of a number of potential experimental vaccines against the new SARS-like coronavirus that is spreading in China and beyond. "I told them, 'you are going to have your baptism of fire, folks'," Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases within NIH, said of his inaugural address to the group this week.