Scientists are people. There are protocols and systems to make sure personal beliefs don’t unduly influence scientific results. But sometimes, their personal and professional lives collide or overlap in important ways.
Here’s one example: Edwin Kim is an allergy researcher at UNC Chapel Hill, working to develop therapies for peanut allergies. He also has a young son with a peanut allergy. And he recently wrote about how those parts of his life are intertwined in a piece for The Conversation.