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Tobacco plants may help fight Ebola, flu & more

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August 15, 2014
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The Ebola outbreak is focusing attention on a burgeoning field of biomedicine called "pharming," in which tobacco plants are used to create vaccines and drugs that may help fight disease. (Aug. 15) Video provided by AP


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