Halting Progress and Happy Accidents: How mRNA Vaccines Were Made (New York Times)

New York Times: Halting Progress and Happy Accidents: How mRNA Vaccines Were Made. “The vaccines were possible only because of efforts in three areas. The first began more than 60 years ago with the discovery of mRNA, the genetic molecule that helps cells make proteins. A few decades later, two scientists in Pennsylvania decided to pursue what seemed like a pipe dream: using the molecule to command cells to make tiny pieces of viruses that would strengthen the immune system.”

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