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Three ways RNA is being used in the next generation of medical treatment

By Oliver Rogoyski, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in RNA biology and biochemistry, University of Surrey
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You might have heard the term “RNA” recently thanks to the development of the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines, which protect against COVID-19. But the potential medical uses of RNA molecules go much further than vaccines.

RNAs, or ribonucleic acids, are some of the most important molecules for life on this planet. RNA is found in every cell in the body, and plays an important role in the flow of genetic information.

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