Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: Making green drugs: Tapping into nature without tapping it out .Roland Kersten made his way down the aisle of the local supermarket, selecting different varieties of potato. This was one of the easier collection trips that a researcher in Whitehead Institute Member Jing-Ke Weng’s lab has made to gather different plant species for investigation. Kersten, then a postdoc in Weng’s lab, has also collected specimens on the coasts of California and Panama. Lab members regularly track down different species growing throughout Harvard University’s sprawling Arnold Arboretum. They visit botanical gardens and plant repositories throughout the region, or if they cannot find what they need there, farther abroad; recently, several lab members traveled to a nursery in the Yukon. Weng has had his parents send him pollen from China.
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