NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Scientists, farmers, and plant breeders in 115 countries will now have free access to genetic data from 64 common crop plants under a United Nations-led genetic exchange program that kicked off last week.
 
The Multilateral System program, run by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, will gather, store, and allow access to genetic information from sets of plants that account for 80 percent of human consumption, FAO said.
 

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