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ASU researcher leads national effort to transform undergraduate biology education
June 2, 2014
In an effort to both capture the diversity of biology and condense what is taught, an Arizona State University (ASU) researcher is leading a grassroots effort to improve biology education throughout the United States. Sara Brownell and colleagues from the University of Washington have developed a detailed core concept template called BioCore Guide.
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