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Bruce Quoted about COVID Shots and DNA Alteration in Associated Press Story

October 4, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson

(OCTOBER 4, 2022) Emily Bruce, Ph.D., assistant professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, was quoted in an Associated Press story responding to false claims that COVID-19 vaccines are editing humans’ DNA.

Emily Bruce, Ph.D.

(OCTOBER 4, 2022) Emily Bruce, Ph.D., assistant professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, was quoted in an Associated Press story responding to false claims that COVID-19 vaccines are editing humans’ DNA - specifically, allegations that the mRNA shots change DNA to a “triple helix” - which have been shared repeatedly on social media: “There is no mechanism for them to alter anyone’s DNA.”

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Bruce Quoted about COVID Shots and DNA Alteration in Associated Press Story

October 4, 2022 by Lucy Gardner Carson

(OCTOBER 4, 2022) Emily Bruce, Ph.D., assistant professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, was quoted in an Associated Press story responding to false claims that COVID-19 vaccines are editing humans’ DNA.

Emily Bruce, Ph.D.

(OCTOBER 4, 2022) Emily Bruce, Ph.D., assistant professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, was quoted in an Associated Press story responding to false claims that COVID-19 vaccines are editing humans’ DNA - specifically, allegations that the mRNA shots change DNA to a “triple helix” - which have been shared repeatedly on social media: “There is no mechanism for them to alter anyone’s DNA.”

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