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2009-11-08 06:00:00

A Chinese scholar condemned during the Cultural Revolution for moving a unique compilation of mushrooms out of China was celebrated on Saturday when his extraordinary collection finally came home. At a service at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Cornell University President David Skorton presented the collection that had been painstakingly assembled by researcher Shu Chun Teng to China's Institute of Microbiology. Teng's specialty was mycology at Cornell University in the 1920s, and for the...


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