• MRNA vaccines: What they are and how they work

    1 day ago - By Boston Herald

    Vaccines using mRNA, or messenger ribonucleic acid, are on the rise in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The technology has yielded encouraging results, but a successful mRNA vaccine has never been created before, which presents new risks. Below are facts about mRNA vaccines, of which several are currently being developed to fight coronavirus.
    mRNA stands for messenger ribonucleic acid, which is a molecule in cells that carries codes from DNA to make proteins
    An mRNA vaccine encodes proteins of a virus, which is inserted into a cell to trigger an immune response and create...
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