At the Scientific American guest blog, Charles Choi is asking researchers for their thoughts on what they would like to explore but don't think can be investigated today. Jeanne Garbarino, a postdoc in the Laboratory of Biochemical Genetics and Metabolism at Rockefeller University was the first to respond to Choi's request.

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