Advantages of mRNA Medicine
mRNA medicine opens a brand-new door for drug development. Currently, the major challenge in new drug development is to look for the new target in disease. A large quantity of key proteins in diseases cannot be expressed correctly in vitro. Gene therapy is trying to correct the genes for these proteins directly. However, the risk of off-target mutants and virus system is the cloud still hanging over the field.
mRNA medicine is potential to renovate any protein needed in natural way without changing gene codes. The needed protein for treatment is expressed transiently and locally. Therefore, mRNA medicines can target diseases that were untreatable, undruggable previously in a safer, easier way.