New York

The Hunt for Genetically Engineered Organisms

Similar to a Star Trek Tri-Corder device, physicists and biologists at the University of Notre Dame, Rice University, and the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in New York have teamed up to develop a field-ready device to detect the genetic or protein signature of genetically engineered (GE) organisms in the environment.

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Joan Paddock

Will Chestnuts Roast on an Open Fire Again Someday?

Seventy years ago, when Nat “King” Cole first regaled us about roasted chestnuts in The Christmas Song, not many Americans could actually enjoy the treat because American chestnut trees were in dire straits.

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