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To save iconic American chestnut, researchers plan introduction of genetically engineered tree into the wild

Open American chestnut bur. Photo by Andrew Newhouse

Science Magazine, one of the world’s top academic journals, recently published an article about scientific research involving the transgenic American chestnut tree. Journalist Gabriel Popkin interviewed Dr. Jared Westbrook, TACF’s director of science, Dr. William Powell, TACF committee member and co-director of the American Chestnut Research & Restoration Project at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF), Andrew Newhouse, Researcher at SUNY-ESF, and others. The article shares information about the latest research, the regulatory process, and questions that surround the development of a transgenic tree. Read the full article at Science Magazine.