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@eearroyo1312 Yr reason for studying bacteria made me smile. I teched in a lab studying prefrontal cortex devbio and it was tiring and a little heavy culling litters. I saw animal work as an important part of my grad school app but when I chose my project I stuck to infecting cell culture. Also I couldn't justify to myself the extensive use of animals to advance basic science. I'm still conflicted with that thought because basic science is great/cool... but who does it serve? Anyhoo great talk!

@danwchan i'm sorry you feel that way, but i'm glad you could relate! I have a lot of respect for (some) people that work with animals, it's an important work and i feel like instead of dealing with the ethical implications i just sort of avoided the question.

But also, i literally would not be able to do that work.

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