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Brazil scientists find coffee protein with painkilling effect

In 2004, Embrapa managed to sequence coffee's functional genome, a major step towards efforts to combine coffee genes with a view to improving grain quality.


BRAZILIAN scientists have discovered a protein in coffee that has effects similar to pain reliever morphine, researchers at the state University of Brasilia (UnB) and state-owned Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation Embrapa said.

Embrapa said its genetics and