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Day: August 7, 2014

Experimental Ebola Cure Was Created From Tobacco Plants Used As Bioreactors

ZMapp, the antibody serum said to have had positive results in fighting the Ebola virus, was made in tobacco plants used as bioreactors. Genetically engineered plant viruses are inserted inside the tobacco plants so that the latter produce the desired proteins to make vaccines and serums; the plant viruses are modified to include a particular

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