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Cultivating Silence: Nikolai Vavilov and the Suppression of Science in the Modern Era

Cultivating Silence: Nikolai Vavilov and the Suppression of Science in the Modern Era

Nikolai Vavilov was the most brilliant plant geneticist of the early Soviet Union, achieving worldwide scientific fame, yet he died in prison with his work almost completely destroyed. This exhibit presents a cautionary tale of ideology and research that still holds lessons for life sciences scholarship of today.