Comments for: Making a flu vaccine without the virus

Posted Nov. 27, 2012, at 8:37 p.m.

A new vaccine strategy could make flu shots cheaper, safer, and easier to produce. Using synthetic messenger RNA, or 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,” said Hans-Dieter Klenk, a …

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  • Anonymous

    Good research, good developments. I have family members who are allergic to eggs so can’t get either flu or shingles shots.

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