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Scientists HIJACKED yeast to make CANNABINOIDS!!!

Can cannibinoids only be created by marijuana? Are there more cost effective ways to produce pure cannibinoids? Find the answers in this review of: Complete biosynthesis of cannabinoids and their unnatural analogues in yeast. Luo X, Reiter MA, d’Espaux L, Wong J, Denby CM, Lechner A, Zhang Y, Grzybowski AT, Harth S, Lin W, Lee H, Yu C, Shin J, Deng K, Benites VT, Wang G, Baidoo EEK, Chen Y, Dev I, Petzold CJ, Keasling JD. Nature. 2019 Mar;567(7746):123-126. doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-0978-9..

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Scientists genetically modified brewers’ yeast to make the yeast produce cannabinoids, including cannabinoids that have never been seen! We look at how this was achieved and how this could change the face of cannabinoid research and medicinal science as a whole!

Creator: Natasha Leiloo

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