Was about time... "In vivo production of psilocybin in E. coli" - and NOW... Yeasts

Looks like finally some peeps got their brains and pipettes onto this and made it work!
Just added 3 genes to a T7 promoter system plasmid and optimized the fermentation conditions…
and seemingly getting decent quantities out of it.

The paper is behind the paywall here:

or available from the ubiqutous hackteria wiki download files

They say due to some medical law in Switzerland that the production cost of psilocybin got really high recently…
Seems there is loads of research here about medical use of it.

And finally… please welcome on the stage:
“Da Maggick Suuper Hiiva” - fresh from the laboratory, get your psilocybin produding yeast NOW.


And maybe even some “new-to-nature” magic from similar molecules? Dreams like we could never have dreamt of? Get your fermenters out and let’s do some Maggick!


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