Dow AgroSciences, the ag-bio subsidiary of Dow Chemical, struck a non-exclusive technology cross-licensing deal with Monsanto this month, picking up access to an RNAi-based approach to controlling a pest that attacks the roots of corn.

While Monsanto has been applying RNAi to a number of different product-development programs in recent years, the deal appears to be a notable step forward for Dow AgroSciences in terms of exploring the gene-silencing technology.

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