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‘Food without fresh water’: If ocean levels rise, farms around the world could be flooded with salt water. Here’s how we could keep crops alive

‘Food without fresh water’: If ocean levels rise, farms around the world could be flooded with salt water. Here’s how we could keep crops alive

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When irrigation water is introduced to a field, plants absorb the water, or it evaporates into the atmosphere. But the ...
Just one gene could restore the American chestnut — a tree that reckless humans once all but destroyed

Just one gene could restore the American chestnut — a tree that reckless humans once all but destroyed

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An American nurseryman introduced the Japanese chestnut tree to the eastern U.S., accidentally introducing a blight fungus along with it ...
Why researchers are vacuuming ‘environmental DNA’ from the sky

Why researchers are vacuuming ‘environmental DNA’ from the sky

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Scientists have been using environmental DNA (eDNA) for more than 10 years to measure biodiversity and discover new species, often ...
Billions of baby male chicks are slaughtered every year because they can’t lay eggs. Here’s how CRISPR gene editing could prevent them from being culled after birth

Billions of baby male chicks are slaughtered every year because they can’t lay eggs. Here’s how CRISPR gene editing could prevent them from being culled after birth

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The problem: Chick culling is the practice of killing small, day-old male chicks with a variety of fairly gruesome methods ...
Duckweed to the rescue: How the world’s fasting-growing plant could boost food security despite climate change

Duckweed to the rescue: How the world’s fasting-growing plant could boost food security despite climate change

Scientists are looking for clues in the genes of the world's fastest-growing plant to help them get a leg up ...
New hope for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patients? CRISPR cured a mouse — and humans could be next

New hope for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patients? CRISPR cured a mouse — and humans could be next

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DMD is a fatal — and currently incurable — genetic condition that causes the body's muscles to deteriorate over time.  ...
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