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In this week's Science, a group of European scientists reveals the heretofore unknown steps in the process by which the Madagascar periwinkle produces vinblastine, a potent anticancer agent that the flowering plant makes in small quantities. While most of the 31 enzymatic reactions involved in vinblastine production were known, two remained a mystery.

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