Can mRNA in COVID Vaccine Be Integrated in Our DNA?

mRNAs were touted as safer options compared with DNA vaccines. Reason- mRNAs will not influence our genetic material or integrate in our genome, unlike DNA vaccines, which potentially can. New studies suggest that this is not the case. The notion that viral mRNAs are innocuous and will not modulate our genetic material is being proved wrong on several fronts.

COVID-19 pandemic catapulted the field of mRNA technology to the forefront. RNA-based therapeutics such as the antisense oligos, RNA interference (RNAi), micro-RNA (miRNA) and messenger…

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Dr. Aditi Bhargava is a molecular neuroendocrinologist with research focus on sex differences in stress biology and immunology.

Aditi Bhargava

Dr. Aditi Bhargava is a molecular neuroendocrinologist with research focus on sex differences in stress biology and immunology.