A pivotal trial for a vaccine against HIV has launched in South Africa. Scientists said that if it's successful, it could change the course of the pandemic. Results are expected in 2020.
US President Donald Trump has announced a plan to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in America. The drug known as PrEP, which prevents spread of the disease, still faces challenges to widespread adoption around the world.
A Chinese scientist who claims to have genetically engineered twins has said there could be more coming soon. Fellow scientists have decried the practice of gene-editing humans, saying it is "truly unacceptable."
The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have a series of ambitious plans for the meeting in Johannesburg.
There's something rotten in the state of pharma — greed, secrecy, inefficiency — it's all there. And there's no easy fix. But moves toward a more caring, sharing industry through "open source pharma" may be a start.
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