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Home-Brew: Scientists Tweak Yeast to Grow Morphine

Home-Brew: Scientists Tweak Yeast to Grow Morphine

NBC News - Maggie Fox

Researchers have figured out how to get yeast to produce morphine, codeine and other similar drugs and have immediately urged regulators to control these drug-brewing yeasts before people start trying to make them at home. They genetically engineered simple brewer’s yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, …

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