The Genetic Origins Of Thanksgiving Dinner

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The dishes you'll feast on this Thanksgiving look surprisingly similar to the ones they might have eaten a few centuries ago—except everything is bigger, juicier, tastier, and all around better. Find out how genetics and artificial selection play into the giant roast turkey and juicy ears of corn on your holiday table in the video below.

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