Was about time... "In vivo production of psilocybin in E. coli"

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.