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Experts Aim to Turn Tobacco Plant from Killer into Biofactory

New varieties of tobacco potentially could produce compounds such as antibodies, vaccines and medicines in a sustainable manner.

 

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First Step Taken Toward Epigenetically Modified Cotton

Scientists have produced a ‘methylome’ for domesticated cotton and its wild ancestors, a powerful new tool to guide breeders in creating cotton with better traits based on epigenetic changes. It’s an important step towards a new way of improving crops, called epigenetic breeding, say researchers. Read more

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