Jon Monroe monroejd at
Mon Jan 14 23:22:29 EST 2002

Hi Plant-eders,

I'm teaching a course on GMOs (mostly plants) for non-biology majors
this semester and I would like some eye-catching numbers.  I'm wondering
if any of you know how many (or what proportion of) drugs currently used
in western medicine are obtained from GMOs (e.g. human insulin).  I know 
the number is probably large these days but I would like to know how 
large... Thanks.


Jonathan D. Monroe, Associate Professor
Department of Biology, MSC 7801  
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA 22807 
office: 540-568-6649
fax: 540-568-3333
email: monroejd at

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