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01/27/2016 03:41 am ET

A Bioengineered Tree Could Revive America's Once-Vast Chestnut Forests

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A century ago, towering forests of chestnut trees blanketed the East Coast of the United States. Then a fungus that hitched a ride on imported Asian chestnut trees began to infect entire woodlands.

 

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