Magnificent Vistas of Ignorance | Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado | TEDxKC

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Life on this planet is the history of rule breakers – species that didn't get the memo about how they were supposed to behave. So if we are studying rule breakers, then shouldn't how we study them break the rules, too?

This fascinating talk poses the question: is the way science approaches life’s biggest mysteries restricting our ability to solve them?

Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado is a researcher at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Sánchez Alvarado's current research efforts are aimed at understanding the molecular and cellular basis of animal regeneration.

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