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DuPont, CSHL Extend Plant Biology Research Alliance

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DuPont and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory this week announced a five-year renewal of their exclusive plant biology research alliance.

First formed in 2007, the collaboration is focused on the genetic basis of fundamental plant processes controlling growth, development, and yield, and includes the study of key microRNAs.

“CSHL’s successful partnership with DuPont Pioneer has fostered strong collaboration between a uniquely aligned group of research and industry scientists,” CSHL President Bruce Stillman said in a statement. “These two groups are leveraging each other’s strengths to achieve research results that we believe will lead to important improvements in crop yield around the world.”

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