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Coronavirus: How scientist’s cancer research paved way for BioNTech’s vaccine

The European scientist who won the race to deliver the first widely-used coronavirus vaccine says people can rest assured the shots are safe, and the technology behind it will soon be used to fight another global scourge – cancer. Dr Ozlem Tureci, who co-founded the German company BioNTech with her husband, was working on a way to harness the body’s immune system to tackle tumours when they learned last year of an unknown virus infecting people in China. Over breakfast, the couple decided to…

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