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Cotton in Space: What Clemson’s ISS Project Wants to Accomplish

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

Outer space could be fertile ground for cotton cultivation. Clemson researcher Chris Saski’s project titled “Unlocking the Cotton Genome to Precision Genetics” being conducted in microgravity onboard the International Space Station (ISS) aims to facilitate the ability to directly edit the genome of elite cotton varieties to allow for quickly adding traits like disease resistance…

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