Potato Vaccine NPR's Richard Harris reports on efforts to develop new ways to administer vaccines. Scientists in several labs are engineering new fruits and vegetables with the goal of creating an edible vaccine. The initial goal is to develop these vaccine-foods for use against diseases that cause diarrhea the leading cause of death among children in developing countries. But many questions remain about the feasibility of this method.
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Potato Vaccine

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Potato Vaccine

Potato Vaccine

Potato Vaccine

Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR's Richard Harris reports on efforts to develop new ways to administer vaccines. Scientists in several labs are engineering new fruits and vegetables with the goal of creating an edible vaccine. The initial goal is to develop these vaccine-foods for use against diseases that cause diarrhea the leading cause of death among children in developing countries. But many questions remain about the feasibility of this method.