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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. Elizabeth M. Whelan is a graduate of Connecticut College (1965). She has a Masters in Public Health from the Yale School of Medicine (1967), a Master of Science from the Harvard School of Public Health (1968), and a Doctor of Science from the Harvard School of Public Health (1971).




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Scientifically Studying Ecstasy

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.

Do you agree that ecstasy should be studied for its potential therapeutic benefits?

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