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Australian researchers say they have solved that problem by creating a plant that does not produce morphine, but only the compounds thebaine and oripavine, which can be developed synthetically into nonaddictive painkillers. Their report appears in the Sept. 24 issue of Nature.
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Scientists unveiled a few curious details about the skeletal remains from the black sarcophagus that was found in Alexandria, Egypt