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Maize Findings Could Lead to Vigorous New Varieties and Insights Into Human Genetics

August 6, 2009

maize crop Two new large-scale studies by researchers at Cornell University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), published in this week's Science journal, report major discoveries in maize genetics that could revolutionize maize breeding and may help researchers better predict complex traits in humans. Full Story

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