The Lumber Shortage Sucks, But Lab-Grown Wood Could Save Your Next DIY Project

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With deforestation and natural disasters decimating timber stands, lab-grown options offer hope for the future of building. MIT researchers can customize properties of plant materials to tweak them for different uses. The lab-based process can reduce time and waste from the process. As wood grows more scarce across the globe—think deforestation and forest-devastating wildfires—researchers at…

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