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Sean Carroll and the Evolution of an Education Maven

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Science  16 Apr 2010:
Vol. 328, Issue 5976, pp. 294
DOI: 10.1126/science.328.5976.294

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With a paper last week in Nature, Sean Carroll would seem to be at the top of his game as a researcher. Yet his career is about to take a new tack: The day before the paper appeared, Carroll, a molecular biologist at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, was named vice president for science education at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Science caught up with Carroll last week to ask him about his new job.