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Photo of Spring 1998 Odyssey coverSpring 1998

Cover Story

UK's Tobacco and Health Institute Branching Out
Researchers at UK's Tobacco and Health Research Institute (THRI) are studying ways to use tobacco as a "factory" to produces everything from antibiotics to sugars to industrial enzymes--even anticancer and AIDS-fighting compounds.

"Because its genes and biology are so easily manipulated, tobacco is probably the best white rat in the plant kingdon," says Glenn Collins, UK professor of agronomy.


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Spotlight on Graduate Education

New UK Dean Eager to Meet Challenges of Graduate Education



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