Anti-malaria drug produced from tobacco plants

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

Updated: Jan 06, 2012, 11:34 AM IST

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