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Tobacco gets a makeover as new source for biofuel

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 14:52
Peggy Lemaux, UC Berkeley cooperative extension specialist, is working with Berkeley Lab and the University of Kentucky to develop a genetically engineered tobacco plant that will produce oil that can be used as a biofuel. KQED Science wrote this story about the research effort.

New grant to help science, tech majors stay the course

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 11:40
A new five-year, $1.5 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute will help UC Berkeley's Biology Scholars Program share its successful strategies for supporting and retaining undergraduate biology majors throughout the Berkeley campus, in areas ranging from chemical biology to environmental science.