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Researchers tweak tobacco plant to grow with fewer harmful compounds


By Brittany A. Roston – Jul 12, 2021, 6:14pm CDT

Researchers have successfully tweaked a tobacco plant so that it grows leaves containing fewer harmful compounds and lower levels of the addictive chemical nicotine. The findings pave the way for potentially altering other plants to make them healthier, such as removing a problematic compound or increasing beneficial ones.

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