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NYU Startup Gets Grant To Develop Pesticide-Free Cannabis Using Protein Engineering Methods


Brooklyn Bioscience, a startup from NYU Tandon School of Engineering, received a $250,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The company is working to develop pesticide-free cannabis using protein engineering methods that break-down and detoxify organophosphates, a commonly used pesticide. Organophosphates, neurotoxins classified as one of the most hazardous classes of chemicals being used in the agricultural sector by the World Health Organization, are particularly toxic when vaporized and inhaled.

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