Morphine Could Be Home Brewed, Scientists Say

Forget about sediment-muddled ale or questionable Chardonnays; a team of scientists thinks that morphine could easily be made using a standard home brew kit.
John Dueber from the University of California, Berkeley and Vincent Martin of Concordia University in Montreal have genetically modified yeast so it can convert sugar to morphine; they believe the process could have great benefits to medicine.
Their findings, published in Nature Chemical Biology, also raise concerns about abusing homemade drugs.
The main home brewing process involves microscopic yeast turning sugars into alcohol through fermentation.



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