A technician works at a manufacturing facility of Chinese vaccine maker CanSino Biologics in Tianjin, China. The company is working with a fetal cell line called HEK293 to find a vaccine for Covid-19. Photo: AFP A technician works at a manufacturing facility of Chinese vaccine maker CanSino Biologics in Tianjin, China. The company is working with a fetal cell line called HEK293 to find a vaccine for Covid-19. Photo: AFP
A technician works at a manufacturing facility of Chinese vaccine maker CanSino Biologics in Tianjin, China. The company is working with a fetal cell line called HEK293 to find a vaccine for Covid-19. Photo: AFP
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Cells from aborted fetus used for Trump’s Covid-19 treatment reignite controversy. Vaccine researchers wish it would go away

  • Though controversial, the use of decades-old aborted embryo’s cells which have been modified to divide without limit hastens scientific advances
  • Regeneron antibody treatment Trump had for Covid-19 was made using them, and a researcher working on a vaccine says it would ‘be a crime’ to ban their use

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A technician works at a manufacturing facility of Chinese vaccine maker CanSino Biologics in Tianjin, China. The company is working with a fetal cell line called HEK293 to find a vaccine for Covid-19. Photo: AFP A technician works at a manufacturing facility of Chinese vaccine maker CanSino Biologics in Tianjin, China. The company is working with a fetal cell line called HEK293 to find a vaccine for Covid-19. Photo: AFP
A technician works at a manufacturing facility of Chinese vaccine maker CanSino Biologics in Tianjin, China. The company is working with a fetal cell line called HEK293 to find a vaccine for Covid-19. Photo: AFP
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