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Chemists pin down poppy's tricks for making morphine

Identifying enzymes involved in opiate synthesis could mean better ways to make painkillers

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2:23pm, March 14, 2010

Opiates for the masses may not be far off. Scientists have figured out two of the final steps in the chain of chemical reactions that synthesize morphine in the opium poppy.

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