Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina will use a $52.8 million, seven-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to implement an HIV vaccine–testing laboratory, The News & Observer reports. The project, called External Quality Assurance Oversight Laboratory, will supervise the numerous labs globally involved in HIV/AIDS research and vaccine trials. According to Thomas Denny, who will head the lab, “Patients, physicians and researchers all need to feel confident that a test on a blood sample performed in New York will yield the same results as the same test performed in London or South Africa, as an example. Today, you might not find that.”

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