Rare cannabinoids that cannot practically be extracted from hemp will instead be manufactured by specially-created micro-organisms.

A new partnership between Cronos Group, a Canadian vertically integrated cannabis company, and Ginkgo Bioworks, a Massachusetts-based bioengineering specialist, will see Ginkgo modify the DNA of yeast so that it can produce cannabinoids in a fermentation process.

They include cannabidiolic acid (CBDA), a substance naturally present in the hemp plant, which is then turned into cannabidiol (CBD) when its chemical composition is altered through heating.

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Before joining ECigIntelligence in early 2014 as one of its first employees, Barnaby had a 30-year career as a reporter and editor for newspapers, magazines and online services, working in Canada, the US and the Middle East as well as his current British location. He has edited publications covering fields including technology and the advertising industry, and was launch editor of the first large daily online news service in the British regional media. Barnaby also writes on classical music and film for a number of publications. Barnaby manages the editorial and reporting teams and works closely with the analyst teams, to ensure that all content meets high standards of quality and relevance. He also writes for the site occasionally, mostly on science-related issues, and is a member of the Association of British Science Writers.

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