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The case for plant-based vaccines via molecular farming [Full subscriber]

According to the authors of a new Perspective published in Science (, Hugues Fausther-Bovendo and Gary Kobinger from the Research Centre on Infectious Diseases at Université Laval in Canada, say recent progress in developing and testing plant-made vaccines has revived interest in plant-produced pharmaceuticals, such as edible drugs, for human use.

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Tobacco plant engineered to produce antifungals [Registered]

Researchers from the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) at the Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) and the Institute for Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology (IBMCP), in collaboration with the IATA, have developed a biotechnological tool to produce, in a very efficient manner, antifungal proteins in plants.

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