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Hong Kong scientists engineer plants for a warmer planet

Camelina seeds (Courtesy of Agragen)

HONG KONG -- Two researchers at the University of Hong Kong have separately developed ways to genetically engineer plants that grow faster and are more resistant to drought. The modifications could significantly increase the yields of various crops and allow them to be grown on land with dry, poor-quality soil, helping farmers to adapt to global warming and strengthening food security.     

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