Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado:
To solve old problems, study new species

TEDxKC · 12:39 · Filmed Aug 2016
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Nature is wonderfully abundant, diverse and mysterious — but biological research today tends to focus on only seven species, including rats, chickens, fruit flies and us. We're studying an astonishingly narrow sliver of life, says biologist Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, and hoping it'll be enough to solve the oldest, most challenging problems in science, like cancer. In this visually captivating talk, Alvarado calls on us to interrogate the unknown and shows us the remarkable discoveries that surface when we do.

Developmental and regeneration biologist
Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado wants to understand the how and why of tissue regeneration. Full bio
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