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To get a better sense of the scientists' strategy, Gacsi said, think about how you'd convince your grandmother to enjoy going to a disco.
"It's noisy," Gacsi pointed out. "So many people! It smells. It doesn't seem fun for a grandma." But throw in some good food, or grandma's favorite cocktail, and some fun, happy companions, and she might be persuaded.
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