mRNA = single-stranded RNA molecule that is complementary to one of the DNA strands of a gene

The next act for messenger RNA could be bigger than covid vaccines
What Happens When You Get A COVID-19 Vaccine That Uses mRNA
The story of mRNA: How a once-dismissed idea became a leading technology in the Covid vaccine race


mRNA stands for messenger ribonucleic acid. It’s a molecule that’s copied from DNA in a cell’s nucleus and used as the code for making a specific protein. If you think of the DNA in the nucleus as a giant cookbook containing all the recipes for all the meals you’ll ever eat, mRNA is the notecard you use to jot down instructions for making your favorite banana bread. – These Covid-19 vaccine candidates could change the way we make vaccines — if they work

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