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Gene editing could revive a nearly lost tree. Not everyone is on board.

Gene editing could revive a nearly lost tree. Not everyone is on board.

Saving the American chestnut could restore a piece of history, resurrect a lost ecosystem and combat climate change. But critics say it would come at a cost. August 30, 2022 at 7:00 a.m. EDT Hana Wood, left, pollinates flowers on an American chestnut tree, while Linda McGuigan records data in July at State University of …

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Exclusive: Laser-fusion facility heads back to the drawing board

Exclusive: Laser-fusion facility heads back to the drawing board

Inside the target chamber at the US National Ignition Facility, scientists focus 192 laser beams on a gold capsule containing deuterium and tritium, in an attempt to achieve nuclear fusion.Credit: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory/Science Photo Library Nearly one year ago, scientists at the world’s largest laser-fusion facility announced a landmark achievement: it had shattered all …

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