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Together, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar and the Qatar Ministry of Environment's Biotechnology Center are launching a program focused on date palm research, reports Nature Middle East's House of Wisdom blog. The Date Palm Research Program is to include both basic and applied research into the date palm, whose fruit is a dietary staple in the Middle East.

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