Nearly 60,000 years ago, a bald cypress forest flourished on the banks of a prehistoric river near the Gulf of Mexico. Now, a team of scientists from Northeastern University and the University of Utah, funded by OER, are working to unlock the forest’s secrets, including its potential to harbor new compounds for medicine and biotechnology.
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