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Scientists decode opium poppy genome: Scientists have determined the DNA code of the opium poppy genome

Scientists decode opium poppy genome: Scientists have determined the DNA code of the opium poppy genome

Scientists have determined the DNA code of the opium poppy genome, uncovering key steps in how the plant evolved to produce the pharmaceutical compounds used to make vital medicines. The discovery may pave the way for scientists to improve yields and the disease resistance of the medicinal plant, securing a reliable and cheap supply of the most effective drugs for pain relief and palliative care.

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