Using genetic engineering in plants to create biopharmed drugs holds all sorts of promise for treating diseases, as the recent case of a drug which appears to have cured two Ebola patients has shown, but regulators may be holding this field back, argues Henry Miller in a Wall Street Journal op-ed.

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