• MRNA vaccines could provide a breakthrough for coronavirus and other illness

    6 days ago - By Boston Herald

    A new vaccine platform that harnesses the power of genetics has been thrust into the public eye as the success of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine continues to grow, which if proven safe and effective, would be the first of its kind.
    “There's never been a successful vaccine developed this way before, so it would be very, very novel, which is exciting, but potentially risky,” said Dr. Helen Boucher, chief of the division of geographic medicine and infectious diseases at Tufts Medical Center.
    Messenger ribonucleic acid, or mRNA, is a chemical readout of DNA that can be transferred into cells to...
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