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Gene Editing Could Revive a Nearly Lost Tree

In a recent article by The Washington Post, The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) in partnership with the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) continue the conversation around the transgenic breeding of the American chestnut.

With direct quotes from Jared Westbrook, TACF Director of Science, and Bill Powell, SUNY-ESF Director of American Chestnut Research and Restoration Project, the article goes on to explain the necessity and impact of the transgenic tree.

“We’ve come to this existential realization, we need an additional source of resistance so these trees can survive,” he said [Jared Westbrook].

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