Faster Flu Vaccines?

Synthetic Genomics is hoping to speed up the production process for influenza vaccines, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Currently, seasonal flu vaccines take months to make and relies on growing virus seed strains in fertile chicken eggs, the Union-Tribune notes

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