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We could soon have vaccines for cancer and HIV thanks to COVID-19 vaccine discovery: report – Insider

Scientists discovered the technology that fuels COVID-19 vaccines 25 years ago. Now they want to use it to prevent other life-threatening illnesses.

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Scientists are experimenting with COVID-19 vaccine technology as a way to treat terminal illnesses like cancer and HIV, Inverse reported.
That’s because the coronavirus pandemic pushed scientists to create a first-of-its-kind vaccine using mRNA, or a small piece of a coronavirus particle’s spike protein, to create an immune system response that protects from infection.
It’s an approach vaccine researchers have been studying for the past 25 years, Insider previously reported.
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