Scientists develop tobacco plants that can fight malaria

02/17/2012 | Xinhuanet.com (China)

Israeli researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have genetically altered tobacco plants to produce artemisin, a compound from the sweet wormwood plant that can fight drug-resistant malaria. The tobacco plants are being sold by Hebrew University's Yissum Research Development Company.

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