Edible vaccines

Charles J. Arntzen

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VACCINES WERE THE RESULT of trial and error research until molecular biology and genetic engineering made possible the creation of many new improved vaccines. New vaccines need to be inexpensive, easily administered, and capable of being store and transported without refrigeration; without this characteristics, developing countries find it difficult to adopt vaccination as the central strategy for preventing their most devastating diseases. The authors describe a promising approach to inexpensive and effective vaccines: producing them in plants we commonly consume.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)190-197
Number of pages8
JournalPublic Health Reports
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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