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Transgenic corn research. Researcher collecting seeds from transgenic corn (Zea mays) grown in a greenhouse. This corn has been genetically engineered to produce a protein for the pharmaceutical industry. Producing therapeutic proteins in crops is much cheaper than producing them in microorganisms or mammalian cells that require technology-heavy support for growth. Photographed at Meristem, France.
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