A vaccine for COVID-19
- The Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine (and many other vaccines) take advantage of gene therapy technology too.
- This chimpanzee adenoviral vector delivers a gene encoding for a coronavirus coat protein (SARS-CoV-2 Spike) to be expressed for a very short time.
- By introducing this coat protein as a target to immune cells, the vaccine facilitates them to recognise and fight a future coronavirus infection!
Find out more about the Oxford Astrazeneca vaccine.
Find out more about the work of the Gill Hyde Gene Medicine research group at the University of Oxford.