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  • Posted on October 11, 2019
    Deep in the Weeds

    If you were to come across a patch of thale cress poking through a crack in a parking lot, you might not think much of […]

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    Science Outreach: A Versatile Training Tool

    Genetics professor Xuehua Zhong is a true believer in the power of outreach to instill a love of science in young people and develop mentoring […]

  • Posted on June 20, 2017
    The “Icing” on the DNA

    Xuehua Zhong uses plants to study epigenetics, an exciting new field that is broadening our understanding of how some traits might be passed down from one generation to the next.

  • Posted on March 2, 2015
    Turning them on

    A challenging after-school class keeps middle schoolers interested in science

  • Posted on November 20, 2013
    Will Dead Species Live Again?

    It sounds like science fiction—but it could happen in real life. Stan Temple describes “de-extinction” and its promise for conservation.

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    Making It Personal

    A CALS capstone class in genetics encourages students to explore their own genomes.

  • Posted on June 18, 2013
    Getting to the heart of a problem

    Research sheds light on a deadly condition

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    Protecting our Pollinators

    Bees, so crucial to our food supply, are dying off at alarming rates. CALS researchers are taking a close look at everything from the microbes in their hives to the landscapes they live in to identify in what conditions bees thrive.

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    Seeding an Organic Future

    CALS students and faculty are in the forefront of efforts to develop plant varieties for a burgeoning market

  • Posted on June 20, 2011
    Safer Snacking?

    A CALS plant geneticist has found a way to reduce a possible carcinogen in our favorite snack foods–but his solution is on hold for now

  • Posted on February 15, 2011
    Berry Good Science

    “Biochemistry in the Kitchen” workshops give Girl Scouts the opportunity to study strawberry DNA.

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    KnowHow: how DNA profiling works

    DNA profiling can be used to transform a stray hair into a prison sentence.