Monthly Archives: October 2019

Scientists Engineered Bacteria to Produce Huge Amounts of Psilocybin

Psilocybin mushrooms, popularly known as magic mushrooms, are famous as psychedelic purveyors of trippy epiphanies and cathartic giggle fits. But beyond its recreational uses, psilocybin—the psychoactive compound in these fungi—is being increasingly recognized by scientists as a promising potential treatment for conditions such as addiction, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Now, researchers have engineered bacteria […]

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