The darling of the medical world – mRNA is here


Vaccines are the talk of the town now and a new addition to public vocabulary is mRNA. We all know DNA took all the limelight and left its cousin, RNA, completely in the dark and little known to the public.

It is far less popular than DNA. The public might not know there are several types of RNA and mRNA is just one of it.

The structure and function of DNA were known to scientists since the 1950s but almost nothing was known about how proteins are made from DNA. The missing link which is mRNA and the history of its discovery itself is interesting.

It cannot be attributed to anyone and thus, there is no Nobel prize for the discovery of mRNA, the most popular type of RNA.