Wall Street Is Counting Out The Biggest Breakthrough In Medicine – Here’s How To Make Their Mistake Into Your Gain

But back in the public markets, your best bet is often to zig when Wall Street Zags

And that is clearly also what is happening when it comes to investing in genomics.

Genomics really got started roughly 10 years ago, about seven years after the human genome was first sequenced.

Today, this field can combat all kinds of diseases, including cancers, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and parasites such as malaria, all based on the specific weaknesses in their individual genetic mutations.

And it was a godsend for the COVID pandemic. The entire genome of the SARS-CoV-2 virus was sequenced in mere days, and the tracking of new variants of the virus would also be impossible without genomics.

This field is also what gave us two custom-made, anti-COVID drugs in record time. In just months, researchers managed to identify, perfect, and clone antibodies against the virus in quantities high enough to help the seriously ill.

And of course, the two first Western COVID vaccines, made by Moderna Inc. (MRNA), and Pfizer Inc. (PFE) working with BioNTech SE (BNTX), were based on mRNA technology – an outgrowth of genomics.

Rather than using weakened versions of live viruses, or extracted and filtered particles from a virus, to induce an immune response in the body, mRNA vaccines take a completely different approach.

Through genomics, the firms identified the specific protein the SARS-CoV-2 virus uses to enter our cells. They then copied only those instructions, nothing else, and put them in special delivery molecules that shuttle them into our cells.

Once there, our cells are tricked into following these instructions and create that one virus protein. This uses up the instructions, so the cells go back to normal pretty quickly. There is no way for anything to reproduce and spread.

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Now, unfortunately, both Moderna’s and Pfizer’s stocks have sold off as the first phase of the COVID vaccine euphoria has faded.

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