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Amanda Schaffer Guest Contributor

Amanda Schaffer is a freelance journalist who writes about science and medicine for Slate, the New York Times, and other publications.

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    For most people, becoming chief anesthesiologist at a major teaching hospital would leave no time for anything else. But Warren Zapol ’62 also managed to develop a life-saving medical treatment and lead Antarctic research expeditions.

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    The ability to create primates with intentional mutations could provide powerful new ways to study complex and genetically baffling brain disorders.

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    The first transgenic primates able to pass on their foreign genes are both a stunning medical advance and a troubling peek into the future.

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    An ingenious method for making new organs could one day revolutionize medical transplants.

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