Uni­ver­si­ty was tipped off to pos­si­ble unau­tho­rized tri­als of her­pes vac­cine

WASH­ING­TON — The uni­ver­si­ty that em­ployed a con­tro­ver­sial her­pes vac­cine re­searcher has told the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment it learned last sum­mer of the pos­si­bil­i­ty of his il­le­gal ex­per­i­men­ta­tion on hu­man sub­jects. But South­ern Illi­nois Uni­ver­si­ty did not pub­licly dis­close the tip or its find­ings about re­searcher William Hal­ford’s mis­con­duct for months, ac­cord­ing to a memo ob­tained by Kaiser Health News.

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