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  • Writer's picturePam King Sams

How Covid Vaccine Tech Could Soon Be Used to Fight Cancer.

Penn Medicine researcher, Drew Weissman, MD, PhD, a professor of Infectious Diseases, and Katalin Kariko, PhD, an adjunct associate professor who is now a senior vice president at BioNTech, developed key parts of the technology used by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna in their respective COVID-19 vaccines. “I think the next big act for RNA is probably going to be more vaccines (for other diseases),” Weissman said.

The mRNA technology at the heart of two Covid-19 shots has been decades in the making. Now it may soon be used to fight cancer and HIV.

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