14 December 2016
Vol 8, Issue 369

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ONLINE COVER Stopping Zika in Its Tracks. Shown is a molecular model of the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne pathogen that is associated with microcephaly in babies whose mothers were infected during pregnancy. Wang et al. isolated monoclonal antibodies from the blood of a patient infected with the Zika virus. They showed that two of these antibodies directed against the viral Env protein had neutralizing capabilities, blocking Zika virus replication in vitro and protecting mice from viral challenge in vivo. This study provides insights into the potential design of vaccines against Zika virus. [CREDIT: EVAN OTO/SCIENCE SOURCE]