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Wednesday 7 December 2016

Home-brewed heroin 'on way'

Home-brewed heroin could become a terrifying reality within two years following the creation of genetically modified yeast that can be used to make opiate drugs, experts have warned.

Scientists called for urgent action to prevent criminal organisations gaining access to the technology, which could allow them to abandon opium poppy farms and ply their trade from local "factories".

Together with previously reported research, all the steps necessary to make morphine from yeast and glucose are now in place.

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