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US boffins create GM ‘supercarrot’ | The Register:

US scientists have created a genetically-modified carrot which delivers a much higher dose of calcium than the bog-standard carrot and may help “ward off conditions such as brittle bone disease and osteoporosis”, the BBC reports. The team at the Baylor College of Medicine in Texas claims in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that “someone eating the new carrot absorbs 41 per cent more calcium than if they ate the old”. This is due to an added gene which “allows the calcium within it to cross more easily over the plant membranes”.

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