DailyDirt: Tiny Drug Factories

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Brand name pharmaceutical drugs are ridiculously expensive, but how much does it really cost to manufacture a drug? A potentially low-cost method is to use microorganisms -- which are plentiful -- to synthesize chemical compounds. For example, synthetic insulin is now made using genetically modified bacteria. Here are a few other examples. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.

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    Zos (profile), 28 Feb 2012 @ 8:28pm

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    umm, if they start with meth, i'm pretty sure that whatever they end up with, won't still be meth.

    On that note, let's breed a bug that makes meth...

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