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UK and U.S. scientists collaborate to design crops of the future

August 22, 2013

aerial photo of farmland Nine million dollars of research funding is being made available by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the U.S. National Science Foundation. The money will be split between three teams of scientists from the UK and the U.S., with each project investigating a different approach to allow plants to fix their own nitrogen. Full Story

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

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