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SCIENTISTS ‘HACKING PHOTOSYNTHESIS’

Scientists at the U of I are working to ‘hack photosynthesis,’ with the goal of growing stronger plants faster, with less need to detoxify molecules picked up in the air. “This is very important,” said biologist Amanda Cavanagh. “It’s really the first major breakthrough showing that one can indeed engineer photosynthesis and achieve a major increase in crop productivity.” (NPR’s The Salt)

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