Unlocking RNA: Dr. Sharp and the Biotech Revolution
2023 | In production
Some say the US has fallen behind, with great scientific discoveries happening abroad and Asia on the cutting edge. But we cannot overlook the incredible innovation and discoveries made possible by the US biotech industry, driving economies worldwide.
In this story, we unearth the humble Kentucky roots of Nobel Laureate Dr. Phillip A. Sharp and his discovery of RNA splicing that led to the biotech revolution as we know it today.
UNLOCKING RNA will take you on an amazing journey through the birth and proliferation of a movement that has saved millions of lives and whose headquarters remain in Kendall Square in heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts – known as the most innovative square mile on the planet.
As the world has now been introduced to mRNA technology through the lifesaving vaccines developed to combat COVID-19, the time is ripe to share the full story of the groundbreaking work and key players that paved the way for this revolution.