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Penn inventors make the mRNA-based COVID vaccines possible

As mRNA-based SARS-CoV-2 vaccines continue to help hundreds of millions of individuals worldwide avoid the worst effects of the deadly global pandemic, Drew Weissman, MD, PhD, the Roberts Family Professor of Vaccine Research, and Katalin Karikó, PhD, an adjunct professor of Neurosurgery at Penn, have been awarded multiple prestigious prizes that recognize their prescient mRNA discoveries that laid the foundation for these vital life-saving products.

These prestigious recent awards include:

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