a: biochemical pathway ~
b: assembly line


"A biochemical pathway is like an assembly line," says Narcross, a PhD student in biology. "What we're trying do is to take that assembly line out of opium poppies and put it into yeast. The trouble is, we can't just ask for the plans. It takes a lot of work to figure out how the plant does what it does."

Writer: Lauren Narcross
Date: Oct 16 2015 5:28 PM

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