A Forward-Thinking Province Creates a Research Stronghold in Italy

Chris Warde-Jones for The Chronicle

Roberto Viola directs the Research and Innovation Center at the Edmund Mach Foundation. Recent work there has included sequencing the genome of the pinot-noir grape.
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Standing in the sunshine by a towering 12th-century converted stone castle, Roberto Viola gestures to a valley of vineyards and the rounded, majestic mountains that spread out in the distance.

"This is our living lab, a work in progress," says Mr...

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