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Chestnut Resurrection

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jun 18, 2021 8:00 pm
  • 19:01

The American Chestnut used to be one of the most common trees in North America. Today, it's basically extinct, thanks to a fungus. State University of New York botanist William Powell has created a genetically modified version of the American Chestnut that resists the deadly fungus. (Originally aired: September 15, 2020)