Vintage genetic engineering

  • An Erratum to this article was published on 01 April 2008

With the genome of the grapevine in hand, how likely are enologists and wine growers to resort to genetic engineering to tackle the problems facing viticulture? Laura DeFrancesco reports.

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  • 07 April 2008

    In the version of this article initially published, the author failed to acknowledge additional reporting by Myrna Watanabe, Patterson,New York. The error has been corrected in the HTML and PDF versions of the article.


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