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The next generation of mRNA vaccines is on its way

Published On: February 24, 2024Categories: Immune Health

By Cassandra Willyard
Welcome back to The Checkup! Today I want to talk about … mRNA vaccines.

I can hear the collective groan from here, but wait—hear me out! I know you’ve heard a lot about mRNA vaccines, but Japan recently approved a new one for covid. And this one is pretty exciting. Just like the mRNA vaccines you know and love, it delivers the instructions for making the virus’s spike protein. But here’s what makes it novel: it also tells the body how to make more mRNA. Essentially, it provides instructions for making more instructions. It’s self-amplifying.

I’ll wait while your head explodes.

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