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Penn inventors named Heroes of the Year by Time Magazine

Drs. Katalin Kariko and Drew Weissman, inventors of the foundational RNA research that led to the COVID-19 vaccines, are two of researchers named by Time Magazine as their Heroes of the Year 2021.

“Thanks to the scientists leading the groundbreaking development and elegant construction of these COVID-19 vaccines, we now have a list of near-infinite possibilities. The vaccines work with a magnificence that only highlights how far science has come—and how far behind society remains in recognizing and accepting what is now possible. “

Read the full article and profile by Time Magazine.

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