By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Scientists in Florida will use a $1.5 million federal grant to study the genetic controls in maize that make it possible for cells with identical genomes to express different traits and create unique plants, Florida State University said today.

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