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What is gene therapy? How is it different from vaccines?

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A: Gene therapies treat diseases using genetic tools. They usually work by making lasting changes to your DNA — the genetic “cookbook” that provides instructions to make you. Vaccines, by contrast, deliver a short-lived signal (e.g. a burst of protein), then disappear. Vaccines and gene therapies both use customized genetic tools to achieve their goals.

Nerdy Girls’ Favorite Science News Sources

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Today we are taking #GoodNewsTues quite literally – sharing out the Nerdy Girls’ favorite science news sources! Please let us know YOUR faves in the comments! The Nerdies’ List: 🐐Gretchen: NPR’s Goats and Soda and Kaiser Health News Morning Briefing ☝️Malia: Al Tompkins’ Covering COVID-19 Newsletter (via Poynter) 📉 Jenn: John Burn-Murdoch (@jburnmurdoch) on Twitter