NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Divergence has landed a $100,000 Phase I Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Science Foundation to help it use RNAi to develop crops, including corn, resistant to a common parasite, the company said today.
 
According to Divergence, these crops would express double-stranded RNA in their root systems to specifically silence the expression of genes in invading parasitic nematodes.
 

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