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UPenn Researchers Behind COVID Vaccine Technology Win 'America's Nobel'

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Two researchers from the University of Pennsylvania who developed the technology used in both Moderna and Pfizer's COVID vaccines have won a major award.

Katalin Kariko and Dr. Drew Weissman worked together to develop the mRNA technology that made both companies' COVID vaccines possible.

The creation was considered a major breakthrough in the pandemic battle and has now won the 2021 Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award

Considered "America's Nobel," the award includes a $250,000 prize.

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