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First-Ever Flu Vaccine Derived From Tobacco Plants Just Smashed Clinical TrialsĀ 

For the first time, a flu vaccine candidate derived from plant, has gone through the first steps of clinical trials – with positive results. This is huge, because it could release us from growing vaccines in eggs (most of which are bred in dubious conditions).

Plants, which can be engineered to produce select proteins and cultivated at scale, could be an alternative, helping to boost our capacity to produce seasonal flu vaccines.

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