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The Leonard Lopate Show

Two of 'The Brilliant Ten' Scientists

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Computer scientist Roxana Geambasu and bioengineer Jonathan Viventi, listed on Popular Science magazine “The Brilliant 10” list, talk about their groundbreaking work.

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WNYC News

For Sale: Giant, Empty Pill Factories

Friday, July 18, 2014

Big pharma once employed over 40,000 people in New Jersey. Now, the “nation’s medicine chest” is shrinking and leaving behind millions of empty offices.

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The Takeaway

Security Lags Behind Biotech Advancements

Monday, October 28, 2013

For years, scientists have been warning that while technologies are progressing rapidly, control over our biological creations is nearly nonexistent. To explain this disconnect between science and security, The Takeaway speaks to Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of the recent Foreign Affairs article, "Biology's Brave New World."

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New Tech City

Can You Read My Mind Now?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

President Obama has allocated $100 million to map the human brain. As a leading center for neuroscience research, New York may be poised to benefit. But there’s a catch: until now the city hasn’t had much success at growing science-based businesses.

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WNYC News

Supreme Court: Human Gene Can't be Patented

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The US Supreme Court has ruled that pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies cannot patent a human gene, even if they’re the first to discover it.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Sequester's Real: Biomed

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

The automatic spending cuts are starting to be felt in a variety of areas that receive government funding. Sarah Gonzalez, New Jersey Public Radio reporter, discusses her reporting on how the sequester is leading to a cut in funding and the closing of labs in the local biotech industry.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Would You Cuddle A Neon-Green Cat?

Monday, March 18, 2013

Emily Anthes, science journalist and author of Frankenstein's Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech's Brave New Beasts, looks at biotech animal "alterations," like the cat with a neon green nose.

→ Event: Anthes will be appearing at KGB on 3/26 and at Brooklyn Observatory on 3/29. View the details here

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It's A Free Country ®

Who Had the Better Week—Cuomo or Christie?

Friday, June 15, 2012

Andrew Cuomo ensures New York will have beer for years, and Chris Christie reaches the 50 percent approval mark.

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Studio 360

Greg Stock: Humans 2.0

Friday, November 04, 2011

Biotech entrepreneur Greg Stock tells Kurt Andersen he thinks technology may allow humans to break free of their natural life span. “We are like a dying animal,” he says, “we are stuck to our bodies and yet our minds can soar.” Stock believes therapeutic interventions to treat diseases ...

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The Takeaway

First Take: New Drilling and Old Drilling, Who Owns Genes?, Collapsing the Achievement Gap

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

UPDATED 6:15 p.m

Alex Goldmark here picking up the evening shift. 

We're watching a few different stories in the running for tomorrow's show. First up, is a nagging curiosity we've had for a few days now. A smattering of local press a few days back labelled Memphis the hunger capital of America. We're finding out why Memphis stands out. 

It occured to us that if it is such an enormous undertaking to pull off the US census, what is it like in India where they have more than a billion people? Well it takes more than two million census workers for one. 

And we'll have  another installment of our value series with Farai Chideya looking at how the changing economy has changed people's moral outlook in some way. 

 

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