The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine-2023 was awarded jointly to Katalin Kariko and Drew Weissman “for their discoveries concerning nucleoside base modifications that enabled the development of effective mRNA vaccines against COVID-19”.
Dr Katalin Kariko and Dr Drew Weissman will share the prize.
The technology was experimental before the pandemic, but has now been given to millions of people around the world.
The same mRNA technology is now being researched for other diseases and even cancer.
BDST: 1714 HRS, OCT 2, 2023