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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Belgian life sciences institute VIB and North Carolina State University announced today that they have formed a strategic alliance in plant biotechnology research. 

Under the terms of the arrangement, the institutes will exchange investigators and form research collaborations in the areas of soil microbiomes, plant breeding, systems and synthetic biology, field phenotyping, and precision agriculture. They also intent to form new companies together.

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