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Researcher Noted in Huffington Post

Ed Grew, a UMaine research professor in the Department of Earth Sciences, was mentioned in a Huffington Post blog about mineralogy and the field’s contributions to the understanding of life. Grew, who according to the blog post is the world’s expert on the minerals of the rare elements beryllium and boron, was asked about when beryllium minerals first appeared, what processes led to their diversification, and have any beryllium minerals become “extinct. Based on Grew’s research, the blog’s author concluded that the science of rocks and minerals is inextricably linked to biology.

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