Israelis make anti-malaria drug from tobacco plants

Researchers from Jerusalem’s Hebrew University have genetically engineered tobacco plants to produce artemisinin – a natural compound that produces a large number of anti-malaria drugs. Combating malaria is a United Nations Millennium Development goal. Some 250 million new malaria cases occur each year, causing nearly a million deaths.
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