By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – DuPont has opened a $40 million plant genetics research facility in Johnston, Iowa as part of its efforts to increase agricultural productivity and improve food security, the company announced on Monday.

The 200,000-square-foot facility brings together experts in plant physiology, molecular biology, and bioinformatics to focus work on plant breeding and developing new transgenic products, DuPont said, adding it is expected to create 400 new jobs.

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