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April 30, 2009

Plant genetics get precise

For years scientists have altered the DNA of plants, with benefits such as high-yield crops or more colorful roses. But the method is imprecise and has created controversy over the effects of genetic tinkering. Now University of Minnesota researchers have discovered a better technique, one that pinpoints where the change will take place. Professor of genetics, cell biology and development Dan Voytas explains.

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