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The Unlikely Pioneer Behind mRNA Vaccines The Daily

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When she was at graduate school in the 1970s, Dr. Katalin Kariko learned about something that would become a career-defining obsession: mRNA.

She believed in the potential of the molecule, but for decades ran up against institutional roadblocks. Then, the coronavirus hit and her obsession would help shield millions from a once-in-a-century pandemic.

Today, a conversation with Dr. Kariko about her journey.

Guest: Gina Kolata, a reporter covering science and medicine for The New York Times.

When she was at graduate school in the 1970s, Dr. Katalin Kariko learned about something that would become a career-defining obsession: mRNA.

She believed in the potential of the molecule, but for decades ran up against institutional roadblocks. Then, the coronavirus hit and her obsession would help shield millions from a once-in-a-century pandemic.

Today, a conversation with Dr. Kariko about her journey.

Guest: Gina Kolata, a reporter covering science and medicine for The New York Times.

34 min

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