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Ancient DNA holds hope for modern crops fighting climate change 🔬💡

Scientists are exploring into the distant past, extracting DNA samples from the Paleolithic period, between 100,000 and 200,000 years ago, to help modern crops face the challenges of climate change. 🔬🧬
As the planet gets warmer, researchers from Heriot-Watt University are analyzing ancient soil samples from beneath the Arctic. Their goal is to discover whether prehistoric plants, soil, and bacteria can offer solutions for today's crops struggling with drought and other climate-related stresses.🌱🌍🌾

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  • George Kariuki

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    This could be a game-changer for our crops. Hope they find some hidden gems in that prehistoric DNA.

    • We Don't Have Time

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      • Munene Mugambi

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        Exploring ancient DNA to bolster modern crops against climate change is a promising approach to ensure food security. By identifying genetic traits that enabled prehistoric plants to thrive in warmer conditions, researchers can potentially develop resilient crops capable of withstanding climate-related stresses like drought. I'd really like to see this happen

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        • Elizabeth Gathigia

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          Great commitments from these researchers, research is prudent in finding solutions

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          • Munene Mugambi

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            @elizbeth_gathigia Research is the key to us surviving climate change, hunger, drought and all other these issues facing us bad if we're to beat them, we need to invest heavily in research.

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          • Princess

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            It's incredible how science can leverage the past to tackle present challenges.

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            • Jane Wangui

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              Technology and research are our future... investing in research could help us come up with better ideas to deal with emerging environmental problems.

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              • Munene Mugambi

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                @jane_wangui This may be the last push we need to solve a myriad of challenges facing us. The findings I'm sure will be groundbreaking

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