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Comment: Re:Huh? (Score 1) 167

by Exitar (#47833777) Attached to: Scientists Sequence Coffee Genome, Ponder Genetic Modification

I think that with "in this day and age" they mean "we cannot wait the long times needed by artificial selection".
That is, you can have a new coffe that "endure drought, disease and pests, with the added benefit of enhancing flavor and caffeine levels" with natural selection maybe in 100 years, or with genetic tampering in 10.

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