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A scientist working to build a farm the size of Egypt just got a $3 million prize sponsored by Mark Zuckerberg and Sergey Brin

Veteran plant scientist Joanne Chory wants to engineer a new root that will suck excess carbon dioxide out of the air. She hopes the drought- and flood-resistant crop could also feed the world. On Sunday, Chory was awarded $3 million from a clan of Silicon Valley CEOs at the 2018 Breakthrough Prizes. Plant scientist Joanne Chory has $3 million more than she did last week.
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