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The Sweep of Time

Article originally submitted for The Leaflet (June 2014) by Brian Witte, PhD, BRIT Research Associate Most of us live in the moment. Paycheck-to-paycheck, living for the weekend, summer vacation, twitter updates. Updates now are measured in seconds. America, too, is … Continue reading

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The Living Herbarium: Many Hands Make Godzilla

Article originally published in The Leaflet (May 2014) by Brian Witte, PhD, BRIT Research Associate There is a stereotype of the scientist as a lone genius, laboring in obscurity until their “Eureka!” moment changes the world. If Hollywood is to … Continue reading

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The Living Herbarium: Instructions for Life

Article originally published in The Leaflet (April 2014) by Brian Witte, PhD, BRIT Research Associate (Disclaimer:  The technical aspects of this article are dramatically simplified in the interests of communicating with an audience entirely unfamiliar with molecular biology. Send me … Continue reading

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Nameless in the Living Herbarium

Article originally published in The Leaflet (March 2014) by Brian Witte, PhD, BRIT Research Associate Identifying a nameless specimen brings tremendous satisfaction.  Naming seems simple.  It’s just two words, after all.  And yet, a world of stories is implicit in … Continue reading

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The Living Herbarium: A Life’s Work

Article originally published in the The Leaflet (November 2013) by Brian Witte, PhD, BRIT Research Associate A herbarium can be as much a cabinet of mysteries as it is a repository of knowledge.  Some mysteries are the results of quotidian … Continue reading

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