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The No-Sleep Secret

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Renata Pellegrino, senior research associate at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the lead author of "A Novel BHLHE41 Variant is Associated with Short Sleep and Resistance to Sleep Deprivation in Humans", and Dr. Allan Pack, Head of the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology at the University of Pennsylvania, explain how a gene mutation may be responsible for those people who seem to do just fine with barely five hours of sleep a night.

Guests:

Dr. Allan Pack and Renata Pellegrino

Comments [4]

Dr. Renata Pellegrino from Philadelphia

Dear all,

We all born with the gene, the difference is the fact the person be a carrier of the mutation in the gene.

Best,

Renata

Aug. 05 2014 12:10 PM
Beth

I like Manoush Zomorodi! She presents guests in an intelligent manner, asks good questions, and does not interrupt.
Of course, Brian Lehrer is irreplaceable, but he has had years of experience.

Aug. 05 2014 10:58 AM
Michelle from LIC

Are there any risks or potential health hazards that people with this gene are prone to? Assuming this is not a total genetic blessing, what should people who think they may have this mutation be on the look out for, if anything?

Aug. 05 2014 10:36 AM
Caitlin

How can I get this gene??!?

Aug. 05 2014 10:06 AM

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