Just realized that my last two stories involved gene banks. Shouldn't there be some sort of award for that?
— Dan Charles (@nprDanCharles) October 31, 2019
I’m all for it, but judge for yourselves. Here are the two stories involved:
- From Culinary Dud To Stud: How Dutch Plant Breeders Built Our Brussels Sprouts Boom. By looking into their genebanks, of course, to find less bitter varieties.
- Most U.S. Dairy Cows Are Descended From Just 2 Bulls. That’s Not Good. But fortunately there’s heritage semen in the fridge.