Inside the race to make psychedelics 'mainstream medicines'
When Berra Yazar-Klosinski was wrapping up her PhD in molecular cell and developmental biology at UC Santa Cruz, there was an unassuming little office right down the road, hidden inside a bungalow-style house with a postage-square lawn.
Tucked away on a busy street, the building didn’t strike Yazar-Klosinski as the type of place where scientific research would occur. But inside, she would learn, was the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), a nonprofit working on turning psychedelics into medicines for a host of mental illnesses.
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