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Making a Flu Vaccine Without the Virus

Posted on: November 27, 2012

A new vaccine strategy could make flu shots cheaper, safer, and easier to produce. Using synthetic messenger RNA (mRNA) instead of proteins purified from viruses, German scientists have shown they can protect mice, ferrets, and pigs against influenza. “This is a very interesting new approach,” says Hans-Dieter Klenk, a virologist at the University of Marburg in Germany who was not involved in the work.

 

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via Making a Flu Vaccine Without the Virus – ScienceNOW.

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