Medicine copying agricultural innovations?

Or maybe great minds come up with similar ideas independently. A post from 2018 cites a paper on a new way to protect plants from viruses, which seems rather similar to the mRNA vaccines against covid, although the plant “immune system” is quite different from what we vertebrates have. Maybe we’ll discuss the parallels in my upcoming seminar on “Evolution in agriculture and healthcare.”

I got the Moderna vaccine and it’s letting me work in shared lab space in the Ecology building on the University of Minnesota campus again, although I’m not abandoning my basement lab at home.

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