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BIO - Spring 2009

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Cover story

Putting down roots

Ten years after a major reorganization, the biological sciences play an essential supporting role at the University of Minnesota.

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Dean’s message

The worst of times and the best of times

Abstracts

Cellulosic ethanol benefits health, environment | Male chimps use grooming to boost status | Key protein captured in 3D | Possible new approach to sleeping sickness | New details about evolutionary responses to climate change

Around the college

Top biology prize goes to Regents Professor David Tilman | CBS students place at MIT genetic engineering competition | Faculty named Institute on the Environment fellows | Michael O’Connor tapped to lead genetics department