A February 2022 study done by researchers from Lund University in Sweden investigated the BNT162b2 vaccine’s effects on human cells, with a view to determining if its encoded spike protein RNA can be reverse-transcribed into human DNA. The aforementioned paper was published in Current Issues in Molecular Biology.
It echoed an October 2021 study published in Viruses, which found that spike protein infiltrates the cells’ nuclei and impairs the cell’s natural mechanism of repairing damaged DNA. The researchers from two universities in Sweden conducted their study in an artificial environment.
“Our findings provide evidence of the spike protein hijacking the DNA damage repair machinery and adaptive machinery in vitro. Although no evidence has been published that SARS-CoV-2 can infect thymocytes or bone marrow lymphoid cells, our in vitro V(D)J reporter assay shows that the spike protein intensely impeded V(D)J recombination,” the researchers wrote.
V(D)J recombination is the process by which T cells and B cells randomly assemble different gene segments – known as variable (V), diversity (D) and joining (J) genes – in order to generate unique receptors known as antigen receptors.
Given that the mRNA vaccines use SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins, the MIT study raised questions about whether the same transcription occurs with the shots.
Remarks from Dr. Tal Zaks, former chief medical officer for vaccine maker Moderna, only confirmed this observation. During a TED Talk from 2017, he compared DNA to an operating systemand genetic modifications as “hacking the software of life.”
“We’ve been living this phenomenal digital scientific revolution, and I’m here today to tell you. We are actually hacking the software of life, and that it’s changing the way we think about prevention and treatment of disease.”
“If you could change that [DNA], if you could introduce a line of code or change a line of code, it turns out, that has profound implications for everything, from the flu to cancer.”