Before the pandemic, trials were underway on RNA vaccines designed to treat cancer, with promising early results. Photo: Shutterstock
Before the pandemic, trials were underway on RNA vaccines designed to treat cancer, with promising early results. Photo: Shutterstock
Wellness

Coronavirus vaccines could hold the key to treating other diseases like cancer

  • Used successfully in Covid-19 vaccines, RNA (ribonucleic acid) is being looked at to treat a variety of human diseases
  • A recent experiment marked a first step toward using RNA to treat rare genetic diseases before birth

Before the pandemic, trials were underway on RNA vaccines designed to treat cancer, with promising early results. Photo: Shutterstock
Before the pandemic, trials were underway on RNA vaccines designed to treat cancer, with promising early results. Photo: Shutterstock
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