May 3, 2020

Can Genetic Engineering Bring Back the American Chestnut?

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, genetics

The tree helped build industrial America before disease wiped out an estimated three billion or more of them. To revive their lost glory, we may need to embrace tinkering with nature.

An American chestnut near Rockport, Maine. Credit… John Chiara for The New York Times.

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