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Basic Discovery is Key to Rapid Economic Development

Caption: Research into the plant protein, chalcone-isomerase, and its family of proteins that are key in fatty acid production will help bio-engineers to contribute to the fields of agriculture, renewable energy and biomedicine.

Credit: Zina Deretsky, National Science Foundation

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