OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

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Genetically Engineered 'Supertrees' Capture More Carbon

Newly-developed trees could be used in the fight against climate change.

Aspen planting and research

Native aspen were planted at OSU and the research forests.

Research suggests eucalyptus trees can be genetically modified not to invade native ecosystems

OSU’s Steve Strauss led an international collaboration that showed the CRISPR Cas9 gene editing technique could be used with nearly 100% efficiency to knock out LEAFY, the master gene behind flower formation.

OSU Research Makes GREAT TREES

GREAT TREES, a research consortium based out of Oregon State University, is looking to provide assistance to the global forest industry to help forests survive and thrive.

New Endowment in Forest Biotechnology Created

Oregon State University and the College of Forestry has created a new endowment based on a major donation from the Institute of Forest Biosciences, formerly the Institute of Forest Biotechnology.

Poplars genetically modified not to harm air quality grow as well as non-modified trees

Field trials in the Northwest and Southwest show that poplar trees can be genetically modified to reduce negative impacts on air quality while leaving their growth potential virtually unchanged, says an Oregon State University researcher who collaborated on the study.

High-tech chestnuts: US to consider genetically altered tree

Researchers at New York state’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry will soon seek federal clearance to distribute thousands of modified trees as part of a restoration effort — a closely-watched move that could expand the frontier for genetically engineered plants beyond farms and into forests.

Scientists say sustainable forestry organizations should lift ban on biotech trees

The ban on genetically modified trees in sustainable forestry organizations hinders research and should change, researchers say in today's issue of Science. The technology, they argue, has important potential to remedy many pressing problems facing forests.

National Academies: Biotechnology Has Potential to Mitigate Forest Threats

Steve Strauss is featured in the February 2019 issue of Forestry Source, published by the Society of American Foresters.

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Future of gene editing in limbo

Strauss' views of serious obstacles to gene editing a focus of news article in Capitol Press

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