Apparently tomatoes have inactive genes for producing capsaicin, so scientists are trying to use CRISPR to activate the genes & create a spicy tomato, figuring it'll be easier to grow than peppers.

atlasobscura.com/articles/spic

#weird #science

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@KelsonV that's how you get Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

@brion Especially when you get the regular tomatoes mixed up with the Ghost Tomatoes!

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