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Canada’s surprising history and questionable partnership with a Chinese company and its military-backed COVID-19 vaccine

Article content continued CanSino’s Canadian connections, meanwhile, did not end with the federal vaccine collaboration inked in May. A week later, it announced a deal to help develop a COVID-19 vaccine created by Vancouver’s Precision Nanosystems. Based on totally different cutting-edge technology, it uses “messenger RNA” to trick the body into making coronavirus proteins, which… Read More »

Like film editors and archaeologists, biochemists piece together genome history

Old-school Hollywood editors cut unwanted frames of film and patched in desired frames to make a movie. The human body does something similar — trillions of times per second — through a biochemical editing process called RNA splicing. Rather than cutting film, it edits the messenger RNA that is the blueprint for producing the many… Read More »