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Trees by design

What happens when genetic engineering comes to the forest?

The debate over transgenic trees has been simmering among devotees of the once-mighty American chestnut. (The Forest Historical Society) The debate over transgenic trees has been simmering among devotees of the once-mighty American chestnut.
By Susan Freinkel
December 23, 2007

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IF EVER THERE was a tree that has inspired devotion, it's the American chestnut, once one of the most common trees in East Coast forests. Thoreau considered it among the "noblest" trees he encountered in his walks through the Lincoln woods, while settlers in the southern Appalachians found the nuts and timber such valuable allies in their struggle to survive ... (Full article: 2174 words)

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