What Is 23andMe Doing With Your DNA?

C.E.O. Anne Wojcicki grapples with the ethical questions that come with building a business off customers’ personal information.

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The Next Covid Vaccine Challenge: Reassuring Older Americans

The two leading coronavirus vaccines seemed to work well in elderly trial volunteers. “I just can’t understand why people are afraid,” one 95-year-old said.

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For a Nation on Edge, Antacids Become Hard to Find

Queasy Americans, fighting upset stomachs and worries about the pandemic, have stocked up on prescription and over-the-counter medications, making them scarce in some parts of the country.

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Coronavirus Vaccine Makers Are Not Mass-Slaughtering Sharks

Some coronavirus vaccines rely on a shark-based product, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get immunized.

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Covid-19 Vaccines Offer Drug Makers Chance at Salvation, Financial and Beyond

Big profits beckon for pharmaceutical companies, which are already using their work on vaccines to fight efforts in Washington to curb drug prices.

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Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline Snag Biggest Coronavirus Vaccine Deal Yet

The arrangement brings the Trump administration’s investment in coronavirus vaccine projects to more than $8 billion. The head of the federal effort is a former GSK executive.

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Sanofi Accelerates Its Timeline for Coronavirus Vaccine Development

The French drugmaker is testing two types of vaccines in a bid to catch up to competitors.

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Trump’s Vaccine Chief Has Vast Ties to Drug Industry, Posing Possible Conflicts

Moncef Slaoui, a former pharmaceutical executive, is now overseeing the U.S. initiative to development coronavirus treatments and vaccines. His financial interests and corporate roles have come under scrutiny.

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Trump Picks Ex-Drug Company Executive to Lead Accelerated Coronavirus Vaccine Effort

The chief operating officer will be an Army general who specializes in logistics.

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U.K. Paid $20 Million for New Coronavirus Tests. They Didn’t Work.

Facing a global scramble for materials, British officials bought millions of unproven kits from China in a gamble that became an embarrassment.

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