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Bomb Detecting Plants

Professor June Medford, a biologist at Colorado State University is engineering plants to detect and react to traces of explosives in the environment – such as an airport or security sensitive building –  by turning white. She’s in discussions with U.S. Homeland Security about using her genetically modified  plants which can be grown from seeds; but first she wants to make sure the plants are as sensitive as a sniffer dog. Read more on Wired.


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