A new preprint study up for peer review finds billions of residual DNA fragments in the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine vials.
The lead author of the study, molecular virologist David Speicher, who has a doctorate in virology, told The Epoch Times that their study is "the largest study" on residual DNA in COVID-19 vaccines to date.
"In our study, we measured DNA copies of spike, ori (origin of replication), and SV40 enhancer genes," he told The Epoch Times. "The loads of SV40 enhancer-promoter, ori, and virus spike in Pfizer are up to 186 billion copies per dose."
The spike he refers to is the DNA sequence of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, which can be transcribed to spike mRNA to be used in the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines to be translated to spike protein. The other two DNAsSV40 enhancer genes and orihelp facilitate the replication of spike DNA.
However, the final mRNA vaccines should only include RNA and not residual DNA instructions for spike production.