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Vaccines that target cancer could be available before the end of the decade, according to the husband and wife team behind one of the most successful Covid vaccines, the BBC tells us. Uğur Şahin and Özlem Türeci, who co-founded BioNTech, the company that partnered with Pfizer to manufacture an mRNA Covid vaccine, said they had made breakthroughs that fueled their optimism for cancer vaccines in the coming years. Türeci described how the mRNA technology at the heart of BioNTech’s Covid vaccine could be repurposed so that it primed the immune system to attack cancer cells instead of invading coronaviruses.

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