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Genetically modified corn (Zea mays), being held by a scientist wearing protective clothing. Genetically modified (GM) or transgenic plants have genetic material (genes) from other species added to their own. These genes may provide the plants with beneficial traits, for example increased resistance to frost or pests.
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