By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Scientists at Penn State University and the University of Delaware will use a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to collaborate on epigenetics studies seeking to improve corn crops, according to Penn State.

The three-year grant to Penn State will fund researchers seeking to develop precise genetic modification tools for plants, and it will support training programs in epigenetics and genetic variation.

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