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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    Anonymous Coward, 28 Feb 2012 @ 8:33pm

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    You didn't understand, they'd first have to make Crystal Meth. After which, they'd try using the instructions from the parody paper, but since those are fake, all they'll have on their hands is the meth they started with.

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