Plus, It Tastes Great

This slightly odd video at SciVee discusses how teosinte became today's corn. The video explains that one gene was behind the change and the work that researchers are doing to understand what corn genes are doing — potentially to aid in developing corn that needs less water or can be used to make biofuel.

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