Illustrations: Cleo Peng

The Bold Attempt to Grow a Covid-19 Vaccine in Plants

Scientists are finding that fields of crops might be easier to manage than vats of cells

Leslie Nemo
Future Human
Published in
8 min readOct 1, 2020

Most pharmaceutical companies currently pursuing a coronavirus vaccine are doing so with bioreactors — large, metal, temperature-controlled tanks holding millions of cells that are engineered to pump out viral bits that can…