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MacArthur Fellow Jin-Quan Yu breaks some of nature's strongest bonds to synthesize new molecules

Growing up in a small Chinese village, Jin-Quan Yu walked nearly four miles to school, traversing a mountain pass and rowing himself across a river to get to the campus. “Every day when I reached school, pretty much the first two classes I would have missed,” Yu said. And yet he didn’t miss much,...
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