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Australian Scientists Are Finding Out How Tobacco Can Save Your Life

Queensland University of Technology researchers are sequencing the genome of the Pitjuri plant - an Australian native tobacco plant. Why? Well they are partnering with 17 other research teams from around the world for Newcotiana - a $10.5 million project to develop new tobacco varieties that can be used as biofactories for pharmaceuticals and vaccines. That's right - one day soon, tobacco could actually save your life.
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