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Queensland University of Technology researchers are sequencing the genome of the Pitjuri plant - an Australian native tobacco plant. Why? Well they are partnering with 17 other research teams from around the world for Newcotiana - a $10.5 million project to develop new tobacco varieties that can be used as biofactories for pharmaceuticals and vaccines.

That's right - one day soon, tobacco could actually save your life.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

Queensland University of Technology researchers are sequencing the genome of the Pitjuri plant - an Australian native tobacco plant. Why? Well they are partnering with 17 other research teams from around the world for Newcotiana - a $10.5 million project to develop new tobacco varieties that can be used as biofactories for pharmaceuticals and vaccines.

That's right - one day soon, tobacco could actually save your life.