The latest attempt to find a nicotine vaccine has come up with a system that uses self-assembling DNA nanoparticles to make a person’s immune system into a”high-precision, super-powerful, nicotine-zapping machine,” according to a piece by Robert Sorokanich for Gizmodo, quoting research by Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute.
Yung Chang, who leads the research team, was quoted as saying that the DNA nanostructure enabled rational design and construction of synthetic vaccines because of its precision control over the placement of various antigenic components. “This approach may offer a new strategy to improve the efficacy of many different vaccines,” he added.
Sorokanich posited that while clinical testing was still down the road, once nicotine, alcohol and cocaine vaccines became a reality, a person could be fully immune to bad decisions.
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