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Crop Tech Corner
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Wed Dec 3, 2014 09:17 PM CST

ST. LOUIS (DTN) -- This bi-monthly column condenses the latest news in the field of crop technology, research and products.

COAXING VACCINES FROM CORN

Preventing hepatitis B might be as easy as popping an inexpensive, non-perishable wafer into your mouth someday if a California biotechnology firm is successful in its latest venture. Applied Biotechnology Institute, located in San Luis Obispo, Calif., is growing corn genetically engineered to produce a hepatitis vaccine in the germ of its kernels. Scientists grind up the germ, extract the vaccine and create an edible wafer from it. The project has drawn controversial attention after the ...

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