Novavax will inject 131 volunteers in the first phase of the trial testing the safety of the vaccine and looking for signs of its effectiveness.
Tens of thousands of Britons pledged donations as Tom Moore, a retired army captain, pursued a his goal of finishing 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday on April 30 to support health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
Chinese scientist He Jiankui says his university plans to monitor newborn twin girls from a gene-editing programme for the next 18 years and another volunteer is currently pregnant.
Many mainstream scientists think gene editing is too unsafe to try, and some denounced the Chinese report as human experimentation.
Scientists have succeeded in wiping out a population of caged mosquitoes in laboratory experiments using a type of genetic engineering known as a gene drive.
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