Covid vaccine scientists win Nobel: BBC News Review

Covid vaccine scientists win Nobel: BBC News Review

The scientists whose research made some of the Covid vaccines possible have won the Nobel prize for medicine. Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman’s research means that something called mRNA can be used to make vaccinations. Karikó had previously been criticised by fellow academics who felt that her approach would not work.
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