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BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7082.695b (Published 08 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:695

Human haemoglobin from plants: French researchers have inserted the genes for producing human haemoglobin into tobacco plants (Nature 1997;386:29-30). The extracted and purified protein product from the transgenic tobacco plants is fully functional. Such plants may in the future provide a cheap and uncontaminated source of various human proteins, the authors say.

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