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5 things I learned spending 10 days as a scientist

I write a lot about biomedical research. To better understand how this work gets done, I spent 10 days in a lab in Woods Hole, Mass. Here's what I learned.

At STAT, I often write about the work of biomedical researchers. So, in the interests of better understanding what I write about, I thought it would be a great idea to live and work like one.

At the end of May, I was among a dozen science journalists who went to the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass., for a 10-day, hands-on immersion into scientific research. I was on the biomedical track, along with five other people. We were split into teams of three, looking at

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