Why mRNA vaccines like those being made to treat coronavirus are a quantum leap for biotech – Salon
If the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines successfully put an end to the COVID-19 pandemic, as they seem poised to do, we will owe our salvation to the development of mRNA vaccines — an unprecedented, novel vaccine technology that may revolutionize how vaccines are made.
Indeed, an mRNA vaccine has never been mass-produced and licensed to treat an infectious disease. The mRNA vaccines to treat the novel coronavirus would be the first.
Yet understanding the quantum leap that mRNA vaccines represent requires…