Zika vaccines prove 100 percent protective in mice; monkey study shows promise

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Mice given a single shot of one of two experimental Zika vaccines were completely protected when exposed to the virus one to two months later, a promising sign that similar vaccines under development for humans will protect against Zika, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.


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Supreme Court refuses to review prenatal test patent dispute

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid to review a legal fight over the cancellation of a patent on a less-risky form of prenatal testing, in a case that has left many companies and trade groups worried that important discoveries may no longer qualify for patents.


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