Science on the SPOT: Revisiting Albino Redwoods, Cracking the Code
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Stanford geneticists Ghia Euskirchen and Barry Starr trek into the Santa Cruz Mountains to uncover the genetic mystery of the rare albino redwood trees. QUEST follows along as they seek to discover the root of the mutation. Taking both albino redwood and normal – or "wild type" – samples back to their lab, they will put them through the genetic ringer and for the first time sequence the complicated redwood genome.