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The tangled history of mRNA vaccines

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Nature 597, 318-324 (2021)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-021-02483-w

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  • Correction 22 October 2021: An earlier version of this feature implied that an alteration to the spike sequence to improve protective immunity was a contribution specific to coronavirus vaccines. In fact, such protein tweaks can be applied to many viral vaccines. The story has also been updated to include mention of mRNA vaccine experiments in early patent filings.

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