We have some good and bad news about the air in your home. The bad news is that it’s polluted with gaseous carcinogenic chemicals. But the good news is that scientists have genetically modified a common houseplant that can suck up some of those indoor air pollutants.

Dr. Stuart Strand, the senior author on the study and research professor emeritus in the department of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Washington, said the reason they chose the houseplant Pothos ivy — otherwise known as Devil’s ivy — is because scientists had already shown it can be transformed through genetic manipulation.

 

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