Newly Risen From Yeast: THC


A form of yeast that was genetically engineered to produce various cannabinoids. Credit Oliver Kayser

A form of yeast that was genetically engineered to produce various cannabinoids. Credit Oliver Kayser

In August, researchers announced they had genetically engineered yeast to produce the powerful painkiller hydrocodone. Now comes the perhaps inevitable sequel: Scientists have created yeasts that can make important constituents of marijuana, including the main psychoactive compound, tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC.

Source : Newly Risen from Yeast:  THC | New York Times | Science

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