Firm in genetically modified insulin breakthrough

Insulin produced by genetically modified plants – with a human gene added – could be on the market in three years, a Canadian company has claimed.

Sembiosys said it has made scientific breakthroughs and found a short cut through current drug regulations.  The firm’s CEO Andrew Baum said his company could become one of the first to sell a plant-based pharmaceutical.

However, critics believe that these products pose greater environmental and health risks than GM food crops.

More info:  BBC News article


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