Everyone knows if a person is over-stressed it can affect his work production. But did you also know the same can be true for a plant? Well, believe it or not, plants too can experience stress, and this stress can cut crop production significantly. Fortunately a new form of genetic engineering has been developed and by simply suppressing a plants’ need to produce a protein called PARP, which plants naturally create when undergoing a famine for instance, scientists have discovered they can increase plant yields by 10 to 40 percent. Since such output can often mean the difference between feast or famine for those in developing nations, this new breakthrough will undoubtedly help not only plants, but also farmers, to chill out and relax a bit.

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