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Drugs “on-the-cob” could provide cheaper therapies

John Kerr posted in on September 19th, 2012.

A treatment for a rare disease, which could previously only be manufactured by expensive cell culture techniques, may now be produced by greenhouse-grown maize. The findings, published today in Nature Communications, could dramatically decrease the cost of treating patients with a rare, but life-threatening inherited disease. Researchers created transgenic maize seeds which can synthesize alpha-L-iduronidase, […]

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