Thursday, August 18, 2011
A scientific breakthrough
Now if they can just find a way to implant the THC producing gene in humans. That would be worth a couple of Nobel Prizes.
Kevin McKernan was leading Life Technologies Corp. (LIFE)’s Ion Torrent DNA-sequencing research when a new business opportunity caught his eye: marijuana.
A year later, McKernan, 38, has quit his job, formed a startup run from his house in Marblehead, Massachusetts, and announced today that the company had sequenced the entire genome of the cannabis plant.The project, which cost about $200,000, may lead to the development of treatments for cancer, pain and inflammatory diseases, he said.
Wouldn't it be something if the right minds would open up to the possibilities and say go for it.
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