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Beth Shapiro selected as National Geographic Emerging Explorer

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Molecular biologist Beth Shapiro, the Shaffer career development assistant professor of biology at Penn State, has been selected as an Emerging Explorer by the National Geographic Society.  She is among 14 visionary, young trailblazers from around the world named to the 2010 class of National Geographic Emerging Explorers. The new Emerging Explorers will be featured in this June's issue of National Geographic magazine.  A Web feature at http://www.nationalgeographic.com/emerging includes comprehensive profiles of the explorers.