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JAN 18, 2013 - NPR

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A Worm's Ovary Cells Become A Flu Vaccine Machine

The Food and Drug Administration just approved a flu vaccine made by cells taken from the fall armyworm, an agricultural pest. The cells produce copies of a piece of the flu virus's outer coat that primes the immune system. Conventional vaccines use the whole virus and take longer to produce.

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