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Solving the genetic mystery of the albino redwood

Scientists at Stanford and UC Santa Cruz have launched a project to sequence the genome of the "Albino Redwood," an illusive and fragile genetic mutation of the Coast Redwood, in an effort to better understand its physiology. The project was recently featured on KQED's science program QUEST.
In this video, Stanford geneticists Ghia Euskirchen, PhD, and Barry Starr, PhD, collect samples of the white evergreen in the Santa Cruz Mountains and discuss the daunting task of decoding its genome.

Previously: Sequencing the genome of the rare albino redwood tree

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