'Home-brewed morphine' made possible

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'Home-brewed morphine' made possible

#1  Postby DougC » May 22, 2015 12:52 am

[urlhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-32780624][/url]
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Scientists have figured out how to brew morphine using the same kit used to make beer at home.
They have genetically modified yeast to perform the complicated chemistry needed to convert sugar to morphine.
The findings, published in Nature Chemical Biology, raise promise for medicine but also concerns about "home-brewed" illegal drugs.
Experts have called for tight control of organisms genetically modified to produce narcotics.

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Re: 'Home-brewed morphine' made possible

#2  Postby wunksta » May 22, 2015 1:19 am

DougC wrote:
Experts have called for tight control of organisms genetically modified to produce narcotics.


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#3  Postby Onyx8 » May 22, 2015 2:53 am

Yeah much better to keep the prices high and the war on drugs at full tilt.
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