Secret Serum Given to Ebola Patients is Genetically Modified Tobacco Plants

Secret Serum Given to Ebola Patients is Genetically Modified Tobacco PlantsThe drug being credited with potentially saving the lives of two American missionaries infected with the deadly Ebola virus was produced at a facility in Owensboro.The serum wasn’t manufactured but grown, in a greenhouse full of genetically modified tobacco plants.Kentucky BioProcessing, which was acquired by Reynolds American in January, conducts contract research and development for San Diego-based Mapp Biopharmaceutical, said David Howard, spokesman for RAI Services, a subsidiary of Reynolds American.“In the last week, Kentucky BioProcessing complied with a request from Emory University and Samaritan’s Purse to provide a very limited amount (of the compound) to Emory, and KPB has done that,” Howard said.

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