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No AIDS-Related Viruses Or Champanzee DNA Found In 1950's-Era Polio Vaccine

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September 12, 2000
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Wistar Institute
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Tests performed by three independent laboratories on 1950s-era polio vaccine samples from The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, PA, failed to find any traces of SIV, HIV-1, or DNA indicating that chimpanzee cells were used to prepare the vaccine, according to the scientist who coordinated the testing.

Tests performed by three independent laboratories on 1950s-era polio vaccine samples from The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, PA, failed to find any traces of SIV, HIV-1, or DNA indicating that chimpanzee cells were used to prepare the vaccine, according to the scientist who coordinated the testing. Dr. Claudio Basilico, chairman of microbiology at New York University Medical Center and head of Wistar's external AIDS/Poliovirus Advisory Committee, announced the findings today at a Royal Society meeting in London entitled "Origins of HIV and the AIDS Epidemic."


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Wistar Institute. "No AIDS-Related Viruses Or Champanzee DNA Found In 1950's-Era Polio Vaccine." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 12 September 2000. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/09/000912070531.htm>.
Wistar Institute. (2000, September 12). No AIDS-Related Viruses Or Champanzee DNA Found In 1950's-Era Polio Vaccine. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 20, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/09/000912070531.htm
Wistar Institute. "No AIDS-Related Viruses Or Champanzee DNA Found In 1950's-Era Polio Vaccine." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/09/000912070531.htm (accessed April 20, 2014).

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