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Kan Wang, CBC co-director, receives NSF grant to advance next generation of crop genetic engineering

Kan Wang and Heidi Kaeppler (University of Wisconsin) received a $2.9 million award from the National Science Foundation to develop the next generation of crop transformation tools and the crop geneticists who will work with them. The goals of the four-year NSF-funded project will be to develop more efficient genetic engineering systems that can be used to improve corn, soybeans and other crops. The researchers will seek to create enhanced, open-source crop engineering tools and biological materials necessary to enable public crop genome research. Click here for more details on the award.