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Turning Food into Medicine

A group of researchers in Japan are moving toward human testing of a genetically modified rice crop designed to treat allergies to cedar pollen. According to the New Scientist, the rice has been modified to include seven proteins common in cedar pollen.

The future of cigarettes?

I don't usually think of Wired as a source of information for the Health Horizons blog, but this recent headline caught my eye: The Cigarette of the Future: All the Cancer, None of the Nicotine." The article considers the evolution of tobacco as envisioned by the FDA's former director of the Office of Tobacco Programs, Mitch Zeller.

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