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Stanford bioengineers close to brewing opioid painkillers without using opium from poppies

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

For centuries poppy plants have been grown to provide opium, the compound from which morphine and other important medicines such as oxycodone are derived. Now bioengineers at Stanford have hacked the DNA of yeast, reprograming these...

U.S. Military Wants to Use Plants as Spies in War—Here’s How

Technology : News Week: Technology and Science

Plants are very sensitive to environmental changes. The military wants to read their responses.

Strain – A Family Game of Competitive Bioengineering

Technology / Gadgets : GeekAlerts

The Strain – A Family Game of Competitive Bioengineering is a game fit for the entire family with a scientific twist. The goal is to create microorganisms by planting various plant parts around it. The one who comes up with the stro...

The US Department Of Defence Is Developing Plants That Are Spies

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo Australia

The US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency wants to bioengineer plants so that the military can turn foliage into spies. More »      

The U.S. Military Is Bioengineering Plants to Be Spies

News / Independent News : AlterNet

Click here for reuse options! Watch out for that unfamiliar shrub. The U.S. military is always looking for newer, better, stealthier spies. Its newest recruits in covert missions? Bioengineered plants. The U.S. Defense Advanced Rese...


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