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UChicago-Led Team Discovers Way to Boost Crop Production

Clip: 07/27/2021 | 6m 54s | Video has closed captioning.

In a potentially world-changing discovery, scientists led by a team from the University of Chicago have found a way to manipulate RNA to boost crop production — by a lot! In field tests, both rice and potato plants increased their yields by 50% and also became more resistant to drought.

Aired: 07/27/21

Rating: NR

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