Kenneth Bost and Kenneth Pillar are experimenting with transgenic soybeans to create plant protein based vaccines. I think this is an exciting idea because current vaccine production practices involve animals, are expensive and not shelf-stable. With this technique a single soybean seed could contain up to 240 doses of vaccine. Not only would this new production technique would likely change all of those factors, but wouldn't it be innocuous to drink some soymilk to get vaccinated?
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From the morning session at the CASW New Horizons in Science Meeting
Raleigh NC, 10/29/12