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+ - Metabolically Engineered Plants Produce New Drugs->

Submitted by fergus07
fergus07 writes: Scientists have been engineering new genes into plants for a number of years in an effort to expand on naturally occurring medicinal compounds. Now chemists at MIT have gone one step further, using an approach known as metabolic engineering to alter the series of reactions plants use to build new molecules, thereby enabling them to produce unnatural variants of their usual products.
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Metabolically Engineered Plants Produce New Drugs

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