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Alison Koontz



I’m a PhD student at Caltech, working in the lab of Dr. Marianne Bronner. I research questions on the neural crest and neural placodes and their role in building the sensory nervous system during development. I also investigate developmental stem cell populations, particularly of the peripheral nervous system.

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Scientists tried to replicate a provocative gene editing paper in real-time, and documented it on Twitter

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A study linking an edited CCR5 gene with dying young didn't pass the smell test

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Our concept of life is too Earth-centric — alien life might look totally different

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There are over 100 scientific definitions of "life," and none might be accurate outside Earth

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