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Opium Poppy Genome Research May Aid Painkiller Production

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MONDAY, Sept. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists who decoded the opium poppy genome say the breakthrough might improve production of the plant to provide a cheap, reliable supply of pain relievers and other medications. The opium poppy is used to make the cough suppressant noscapine, and the painkillers morphine and codeine. "Biochemists have been [...]