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Lisa

Wheat DNA Used To Grow Indangered American Chestnut Trees

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I was asked to submit this article. It could prove to be an interesting discussion:

http://www.buffalonews.com/2010/06/18/1086612/future-of-american-chestnut-takes.html

"The embryos were infused with a synthetic gene, along with genes from wheat and a spruce tree, all believed to contain material that will help the trees resist blight....."


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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Are you hoping for discussion on the biogenetic engeneering aspect of this undertaking in general or on the fact that specifically, they used wheat DNA in the process?

Sorry for the double post. I don't know how it happened. Is there a way for a user to delete a post when this happens? Couldn't find an edit choice for that.

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or on the fact that specifically, they used wheat DNA in the process?

I was asked to post this from a member. I would think the "wheat" association, is where it would grab interest of discussion. Although, I would think that bio genetic engineering is far different than transferring the protein found in wheat,(which endangers those with Celiac Disease), to the bearing fruit of a chestnut tree.


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I hope they are successful. I still remember the day they cut down the chestnut from our front yard, I was so sad to see it go and as I was so young I didn't understand why.

I could be wrong but I don't think the engineering would leave the fruit unsafe for us.


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