As the interest in RNAi for ag-bio applications continues its rapid growth, the US Department of Agriculture has earmarked $500,000 to fund a three-year research project designed to create a framework for assessing the risk of crops that have been modified using the gene-silencing technology, Gene Silencing News has learned.

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