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Meredith Wadman @ 5x15 - The Vaccine Race - Wellcome Book Prize 2018

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Published on May 3, 2018

Meredith Wadman talks about her book "The Vaccine Race: How scientists used human cells to combat killer viruses", an epic and controversial story of a major breakthrough in cell biology that led to the conquest of rubella and other devastating diseases.

Meredith Wadman MD has a long profile as a medical reporter and has covered biomedical research politics from Washington, DC, for 20 years. She has written for Nature, Fortune, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

A graduate of Stanford University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, she began medical school at the University of British Columbia and completed medical school as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford. She is an Editorial Fellow at New America, a DC think-tank.

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The Wellcome Book Prize is an annual award, open to new works of fiction or non-fiction. To be eligible for entry, a book should have a central theme that engages with some aspect of medicine, health or illness. This can cover many genres of writing – including crime, romance, popular science, sci fi and history.
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Recorded at Cecil Sharp House in London in April 2018.

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