Making a Flu Vaccine Without the Virus 

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. Science Now: http://goo.gl/0E6n5
Nature Biotechnology: http://www.nature.com/nbt/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nbt.2436.html

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