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Sharing science: Kevin Folta’s career in horticulture, research advocacy

For as long as he could remember, Kevin Folta wanted to be a scientist. One of his earliest memories is sitting in the living room with his dad, barely 3 years old, watching the Apollo missions on their black-and-white TV. Another is listening to Mr. Rogers sing, “You Can Never...
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Fueling the future with sorghum

Wilfred Vermerris is looking for alternatives in fossil fuels in sorghum.  “Sorghum is a very tough species, and it’s very adaptable,” said Vermerris, associate professor in microbiology and cell science, and Genetics Institute faculty member. “In its original state,...
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