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Plant-Genome Hackers Seek Better Ways to Produce Customized Crops

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Crop yields and water efficiency could be improved with the use of better gene-editing techniques.

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When crop engineers from around the world gathered in London in late October, their research goals were ambitious: to make rice that uses water more efficiently, cereals that need less fertilizer and uberproductive cassava powered by turbocharged photosynthesis.

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