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Coronavirus

Takara Bio drives Japan's quest for a coronavirus vaccine

Pharmaceutical maker boasts twin strengths in testing and DNA technology

Takara Bio will produce a vaccine form the DNA of the coronavirus, an approach never used in humans before.   © Reuters

OSAKA -- As nations scramble to develop vaccines for the coronavirus, Takara Bio is at the forefront of Japan's efforts, tapping its four decades of gene-editing experience to help develop a DNA-based approach that has never been used in humans before.

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