Contact: Marie-Helene Thibeault
University of Calgary
Caption: Researcher Peter Facchini (left) and PhD student Scott Farrow's (right) paper sheds light on how the opium poppy -- the world's only source of the valuable painkillers -- evolved the ability to make morphine and other compounds.
Credit: Riley Brandt, University of Calgary.
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