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Aspen Ideas: Health 2021 - Day 2

Plenary 2

This Aspen Ideas: Health session features experts discussing CRISPR and the genetic engineering revolution, a tour of the Smithsonian’s collection to document COVID-19, and a conversation with US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, among many other powerful and inspiring discussions.

Deep Dive: From mRNA Science to Virus Vectors: It's Prime Time for Vaccine Technology

  • John Torres
  • Adolfo García-Sastre
  • Özlem Türeci

Promising advancements in the science of vaccinology have been fast-tracked by the extraordinary success of the record-breaking COVID-19 vaccine development process. From targeted mRNA cancer vaccines to a universal influenza vaccine, the potential to transform disease prevention and treatment efforts now reaches well beyond stopping the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Explore these possibilities and more with a panel of experts as they explain the new vaccine technologies and the promises they hold.

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