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Mamie Parker, a fish and wildlife biologist with a doctorate in ecology, remembers a janitor at work once telling her: "No African-American woman has been in here except to clean this office." Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption

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From Fishing With Mom To Becoming A Top Fisheries Official

For NPR's series #RaceOnTech, we are meeting the diverse men and women who work in America's tech and science fields, like Mamie Parker, a fish and wildlife biologist who's a pioneer in her field.

Images of dead bodies in Syrian prisons, taken by a Syrian government photographer, are displayed at the United Nations on March 10. The photographer, who goes by the pseudonym Caesar, took the pictures between 2011, when the Syrian uprising began, and 2013, when he fled the country. His photos will be on display at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Lucas Jackson/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Documenting Death Inside Syria's Secret Prisons

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Scientists have documented that beneficial microorganisms play a critical role in how our bodies function. And it's becoming clear that the influence goes beyond the gut — researchers are turning their attention to our emotional health. iStockphoto hide caption

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Prozac In The Yogurt Aisle: Can 'Good' Bacteria Chill Us Out?

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Mamie Parker, a fish and wildlife biologist with a doctorate in ecology, remembers a janitor at work once telling her: "No African-American woman has been in here except to clean this office." Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption

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From Fishing With Mom To Becoming A Top Fisheries Official

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