To get his hands on the pathogens, Moore contacted James Gern. He knew that Gern has gathered rhinoviruses from his patients for over two decades in order to do research on colds.
“We probably have one of the world’s biggest collections of kid snot,” said Gern.
Originally shared by Carl Zimmer
Fifty years ago, scientists tried and failed to make a vaccine for the common cold. Now they’re back at it. Here’s my story on their efforts for Stat. https://www.statnews.com/2016/10/20/common-cold-vaccine/