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Nobel Prize winners behind mRNA COVID vaccines


Nobel laureates behind mRNA COVID vaccines – CBS News

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More than a million people died in the United States alone from the COVID-19 pandemic that broke out in 2020. But a scientific miracle – a vaccine released later that year – saved countless lives. Last year, Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman, the two scientists whose research into messenger RNA (or mRNA) and immunology led to the development of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccines, were named Nobel laureates . “Sunday Morning” contributor Kelefa Sanneh talks with Weissman and Karikó about their partnership and the unusual trajectories of their lives that led to a breakthrough that could reshape vaccine treatment for a multitude of diseases.

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