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Chinese University Develops GM Cotton with Longer Fibers

5:04 AM MDT | April 10, 2012 | Alex Scott

Scientists from Fudan University (Shanghai, China) have genetically modified (GM) a strain of cotton featuring longer fibers suited to making high-end cotton products. The longer fibers lead to cotton materials with higher tensile strength. Details about the research were reported recently in Shanghai Daily, an online newspaper . The new GM cotton strain should enable China to reduce its dependence on imported cotton, the report states.   The technology has been developed by Yang Jinshui, life sciences professor at the university and a member of...

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