The buttery, nutty Hass has lots going for it, but horticulturists and geneticists want to do better—and save avocados from a future of pests and drought. The post The Long, Lonely Quest to Breed the Ultimate Avocado appeared first on WIRED.
Today, breeders and owners can look to genetics to produce the exact horses they want. And sometimes the difference comes down to a single gene or mutation. The post If You Want a Superstar Horse, Start by Hacking Its DNA appeared first on WIRED.
Harambe's death throws a wrench in the carefully mapped out Gorilla Species Survival Plan. The post What Happens to Harambe's Gorilla Troop Now That He's Gone? It's Complicated appeared first on WIRED.
A newly found gene is the key to breeding plants that can get harmful TNT contamination out of the ground.
The post Mutant Plants Suck Toxic TNT (Yes, That TNT) Out of Soil appeared first on WIRED.