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, scientist at the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute in San Francisco.

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In science, "there's a lot of preference for silence these days rather than disagreement," says Matteo Carandini, scientist at the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute in San Francisco. "I would rather have a conversation." Take the debate over how to study visual processing: Carandini believes that it is necessary to use simple stimuli, while others argue that more complex natural images should be used. He writes on the subject on page 18.

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Edward Spack is senior director of the PharmaSTART program and director of biosciences business development at SRI International in Menlo Park, California. On page 36 of this issue, he writes a vision about the work he does at SRI to help universities bring discoveries from the lab to the clinic and marketplace. "To capture that eureka in a bottle and use it to make somebody healthier...that really gets me energized," he says.

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