Gene engineers make super-size plants that are 40% larger – MIT Technology Review

Researchers hope to create a new “green revolution” by improving photosynthesis.

Genetic engineers in Illinois have designed tobacco plants that grow as much as 40% larger than usual. If similar changes can be made to soybeans or potatoes, it could increase food supplies—though you won’t see the new plants in fields for many years.

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