16 September 2016
Vol 353, Issue 6305

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COVER Camelina sativa seeds (length: 2 to 3 millimeters) in their pods, floating in oil extracted from the seeds. This antioxidantrich oil can become a source of hearthealthy omega-3 fatty acids. Research on Camelina and other plants is exploring the means to improve food quality, build sustainability, discover pharmaceuticals, and reduce the environmental impact of deriving specialty chemicals. For more on challenges and opportunities in plant translational biology, see page 1218.
Photo: © Sasha Gitin