A spouse who can finally hear the birds. A grandmother whose sense of humor shines in every conversation she can now be a part of. A man who, after giving away all his music, can now discern the lyrics of his favorite songs.

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BOISE —A multinational agricultural company based in Idaho has acquired gene editing licensing rights that could one day be used to help farmers produce more crops and make grocery store offerings such as strawberries, potatoes and avocados stay fresher longer.