Scientist working on bird flu vaccine in tomatoes

03/17/2006 | Age (Melbourne, Australia), The

An Australian scientist is trying to develop a vaccine against the H5N1 bird flu virus using biotech tomatoes. Amanda Walmsley, who was part of a team that developed a plant-made vaccine against Newcastle Disease in poultry, is hoping to introduce a gene from the virus into tomato cells, prompting the plant to produce a protein found in bird flu.

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