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Anti-malaria drug produced from tobacco plants

Researchers have genetically engineered tobacco plants to produce the anti-malaria drug, Artemisinin.



Washington: Israeli researchers have genetically engineered tobacco plants to produce the anti-malaria drug, Artemisinin.

The scientists say their research could widen the drug`s availability to treat a disease that, in Africa alone, kills hundreds of thousands children annually.

Bureau report

From Zee News

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