Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Claudia is a science journalist and editor. Her work focuses on marine science, the environment, and wildlife, particularly regarding how humans interact with the world around them.

Plants Have Been “Hijacked” to Create a Vaccine — And it Could Eradicate Polio

Scientists at the John Innes Center have found a way to create a polio vaccine using a tobacco plant. The result was a "virus-like particle" that was similar enough to polio to prevent the disease, but unable to cause it.

By Kyree Leary over at Futurism.

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