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Genetic engineering could save an iconic American tree from extinction

Genetic engineering could save an iconic American tree from extinction

Business Insider - William Powell

The "then boundless chestnut woods" Thoreau wrote about in Walden once grew throughout the Appalachian mountains. They provided habitat and a mast crop for wildlife, a nutritious nut crop for humans and a source of valuable timber. Because of their rapid growth rate and rot-resistant wood, they …

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