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A Colorado agricultural biotech that specializes in marijuana is paying a major California agricultural research university at least $150,000 to study the hemp genome in an effort to reduce the need for using pesticides and fertilizers on the plant.
Lafayette-based Front Range Biosciences said in a news release it reached an agreement with the University of California, Davis, “to advance understanding of cannabis for medical and nutraceutical uses.”
The research will examine the hemp genome.
“Decoding its genome will allow us to gain new insight into the genetic bases of complex pathways of secondary metabolism in plants,” Dario