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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) — Quinoa, the so-called “mother grain” of the ancient Inca civilization suppressed by Spanish conquistadors, could become an increasingly important food source thanks to genetic secrets revealed in a new study. Scientists have mapped the genome of quinoa and identified a gene that could be manipulated to get rid of the grain’s natural bitter taste and pave the way for more widespread commercial use. Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) already grows well in harsh conditions, such ...