Messenger RNA, or mRNA, has been a focus of research for scientists and drug developers for many years. It jumped to the forefront of the public consciousness when rapidly and successfully deployed as the platform for COVID-19 vaccines. The technology, however, promises to address a wider range of conditions, from cancers to cardiovascular disease to a broad array of infectious diseases. Learn more about the inner workings of mRNA and its promise as a treatment modality.
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