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How rabbit genes could turn ordinary houseplants into pollution-eating machines

New research shows that simple tweaks of their DNA can give plants the ability to degrade a range of air pollutants — especially the ones that accumulate indoors, where Americans typically spend 90 percent of their time.  "Plants are very good at taking up chemicals from the air,” said Stuart Strand, an environmental engineer at the University of Washington in Seattle and a leader in efforts to develop pollution-eating plants. “They evolved to do it. So we're just taking advantage of that."  Read more...

 

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