Archive for February 2nd, 2013

Genetically modified tobacco plants produce antibodies to treat rabies

2 February, 2013

See on Scoop.itVirology News

Smoking tobacco is bad for your health, but a genetically altered version of the plant might provide an inexpensive cure for the deadly rabies virus.

Ed Rybicki‘s insight:

Going green…seriously, plants represent an extremely useful alternative production system for many biologicals – and especially for antibodies.  Some day, all monoclonals will be made this way…B-)

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