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        UNC-TV Science | The Mother of Genetic Engineering: Mary Dell Chilton

        In 1977, Mary Dell Chilton documented how a bacterium transferred some of its DNA into a tobacco leaf, triggering the growth of a crown gall. By discovering the mechanism Chilton gave that power to humans and launched genetically modified organisms.

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