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Alison Gillespie

Public Affairs Specialist/Science Writer

Alison Gillespie is a science writer for the NIST public affairs office. She covers biology, chemistry and materials science.

Before coming to NIST, she was a freelance science journalist.

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A Better Pregnancy Test for Whales

It’s not easy to do pregnancy tests on whales. You can’t just ask a wild ocean animal that’s the size of a school bus to pee on a little stick. For decades, the
Created August 27, 2019, Updated February 21, 2020