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Jill Adams

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Jill U. Adams is a freelance science journalist based in Albany, New York. She covers health, mental health and biomedical research for such publications as The TransmitterThe Washington PostScientific AmericanUndark and The Scientist. She has a Ph.D. in pharmacology from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

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