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The mRNA revolution: How COVID-19 hit fast-forward on an experimental technology

Years of research has been condensed into less than 12 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Despite the seemingly sudden appearance of this cutting edge mRNA technology it is, like many scientific innovations, actually the product of decades of piecemeal research. mRNA was first discovered around 60 years ago after scientists worked for years trying to understand how DNA co-ordinated protein production in cells.

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