November 28, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog


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When my kids were younger, sometimes they’d ask why I am a scientist. How did you make that decision? Do you still like being a scientist? My answer would generally be along the lines of, “because I like figuring out how things work and maybe my research can help people”. What do you like about being a scientist? If I’m asked today, often I say essentially the same thing I did to my kids. For me more specifically the things I like most about …Read More

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Was Einstein wrong on his definition of insanity? “Insanity”, said Einstein, “is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” But in science, how sane is it to expect experiments to give precisely the same results? How big a problem is irreproducibility in science? Experiments on that question have given variable results. Haha. But seriously, why is it that so much of what is published in science is so difficult to reproduce? While Einstein (pictured above in an image from …Read More