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We use the most modern and effective combination of technologies available to develop improved plants that help enhance environmental and human health. These technologies include high-throughput screening, advanced plant breeding and precise genetic engineering.

At the genomic level, TILLINGĀ® enables Arcadia researchers to discover variation by specifically identifying a "knockdown" or "knockout" of any specific gene. Knockdowns in specific genes produce a reduction of function that is often sufficient to result in a desired trait.

TILLINGĀ® was developed in the Basic Sciences Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in late 1999.