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Plant Inherits Repaired Gene

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Plant Inherits Repaired Gene

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Plant Inherits Repaired Gene

Plant Inherits Repaired Gene

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Researchers report finding that some plants may have a hidden mechanism for repairing damaged genetic material — even when the plant received two copies of the damaged gene. Does that finding shake up the rules of inheritance?

Guest:

Robert E. Pruitt, associate professor of plant molecular genetics, Purdue University