can messenger RNA vaccines affect your DNA?

The start of the Covid-19 vaccination campaign in France has not calmed all concerns. Among the rumors circulating among online “anti-vaccines”, that of injections that might modify our DNA. A fear raised in particular by Dr. Christian Perronne, a doctor as much media as controversial. According to him, RNA vaccines may turn us into GMOs, “Like corn or tomatoes”, with cells « folles » and cancers that would multiply.

These charges relate to the first two vaccines to have received marketing authorization in Europe, that of Pfizer-BioNTech and that of Moderna. Two vaccines designed using so-called “messenger RNA” technology.

How is this technique different from traditional vaccines? And what do we know about the dangers to our DNA? Explanation in pictures.

Decryption: What we know about the safety of messenger RNA vaccines
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