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Yeda Research and Development Company Ltd. is the commercial arm of the Weizmann Institute of Science. Yeda holds an exclusive agreement with the Weizmann Institute to commercialize the unique intellectual property developed by the scientists. The income generated serves to support further basic research and science education.



With our cutting-edge technology, we can produce more with less land, water, and chemicals, thanks to a discovery of the gene that controls how much daily starch is stored in leaves. We also found that the increased starch allows plants to withstand extreme conditions and thrive during them too!

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