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GEN’s editor in chief, John Sterling, interviews life science academic and biotech industry leaders on important research, technology, and trends. These podcasts will keep you informed with all the important details you need.

Dr. Diane Esposito is a research investigator at the Long Island, New York-based Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. She received both her bachelor's and doctoral degrees from Fordham University. Dr. Esposito is chairperson of the Institutional Review Board for Use of Human Subjects at the Cold Spring Harbor Lab. She's also an adjunct professor at the New York Institute of Technology.



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MDMA (commonly known as the empathogen “ecstasy”) is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which is reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. Two researchers from Stanford, however, call for a rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA's effects to identify precisely how the drug works, the data from which could be used to develop therapeutic compounds.

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