Stanford scientists reverse-engineered the Moderna COVID vaccine from discarded remnants, and have posted the mRNA sequence publicly on GitHub https://www.vice.com/en/article/7k9gya/stanford-scientists-reverse-engineer-moderna-vaccine-post-code-on-github
I'd like to remind you this is literally the plot of Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
@nev which takes place in 2021.
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Yeah but it's far more exciting when you do it while fighting computer viruses inside VR with the help of a dolphin in a tank 🤪
@nev I'm uploading it to the Internet Archive right now, and later today I'll throw it on my seedbox.
@drwho good on you! i thought it should be on the internet archive but was in the middle of a lot of things and had no time
@nev I've also replicated the repo a couple of places.
@nev It's in a PDF. Wtf scientists.
@z they can't help it…it's a reflex
Why github, microsoft will stomp gleefully stomp this out
@Alonealastalovedalongthe i assume getting the FDA OK should help, but that's why I also saved it and now it's also on the Internet Archive
@nev already cloned it to our git.
Can’t stop the signal.
Saved you all a click, those are the two pages.
@clacke based on this analysis of the Pfizer vaccine (https://berthub.eu/articles/posts/reverse-engineering-source-code-of-the-biontech-pfizer-vaccine/) it seems there is more to the vaccine than just the spike protein, and also that the corresponding RNA can be "translated" in various ways, some more efficient than others
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