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Calming Fears, No Foreign Genes Found in Mexico's Maize

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Science  12 Aug 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5737, pp. 1000
DOI: 10.1126/science.309.5737.1000

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This week in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of Mexican and U.S. scientists report the results of a broad survey for foreign genes in native varieties of corn in southern Mexico: Contrary to what was reported in 2001, they detected no transgenes in seeds from hundreds of corn plants sampled in 2003 and 2004.