Early work on human growth hormone paved way for synthetic versions

Excerpt from the May 21, 1966, issue of Science News

Kryptoprin

GROW  Human growth hormone can be made in the laboratory by bacteria equipped with human hormone genes. The brand of hormone above, Kryptoprin, is prescribed for children with growth hormone deficiencies. 

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