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Each year, STAT sets out to celebrate the unheralded heroes of science and medicine, poring over hundreds of nominations from across North America in search for the next generation of scientific superstars.

This year’s class of 28 Wunderkinds were selected from more than 170 brilliant researchers. In this video, we chat with Ahmed Ahmed, who studies the impact of unionization on health care workers; Josh Tycko, who’s focused on epigenetic editing; Kristine Chua, who studies how biology and social environments interact to affect pregnancy; Brenda Cabrera-Mendoza, who is interested in how genetic and socioeconomic factors that can influence mental health; and Valerie Tornini, who’s trying to understand how the evolution of key cell types in humans might happen differently in neurological disorders.


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