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  • GEN Podcasts
  • BIOTECHNOLOGY IN SPAIN
    - Interview with José María Fernández Sousa-Faro, Ph.D., President of the Spanish Association of Bioenterprises (ASEBIO), and Chairman of the Zeltia Group
  • (BIO) BANKING IN LUXEMBOURG
    - Interview with Robert Hewitt, Ph.D., CEO, Integrated Biobank of Luxembourg, and European Editor, Biopreservation and Biobanking (published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.)
  • CHINA'S CHANGING PHARMACEUTICAL LANDSCAPE
    - Interview with Michael Keech, Director, Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Advisory Services Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • BIOTECHNOLOGY IN GEORGIA
    - Interview with Charles Craig, President of Georgia Bio; Stephen Hill, President, Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Russell Medford, M.D., Ph.D., President and CEO, Atherogenics, Inc.
  • MAKING NEW YORK CITY A BIO-MECCA
    - Lenzie Harcum, Vice President of Business Development in Biosciences at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, and Bill Fair, Managing Director at Alexandria Real Estate Equities
  • CLINICAL TRIAL ETHICS IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD
    - Jonathan Kimmelman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Biomedical Ethics Unit/Social Studies of Medicine Department, McGill University
  • TRENDS IN THE GLOBALIZATION OF BIOTECHNOLOGY
    - Exclusive GEN Panel Discussion with Four Co-Chairs of the Upcoming Biotechnology Industry Organization's (BIO) Annual International Convention
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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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