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How Data Science and Gene Editing Will Transform Farming

To find out more about the potential of these new technologies, The Wall Street Journal’s Dennis Berman spoke with Hugh Grant, chairman and chief executive of Monsanto Co., and James C. Collins Jr., chief operating officer of the agriculture division at DowDuPont.

 

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