Thursday, March 26, 2015
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Sunday, June 29, 2014
By Robert Krulwich : Host, Radiolab
They were having a baby. Both she and her husband carry a gene that might cause problems, "might" being a 25 percent chance. Is that high? Low? What to do? Here's the story, nicely drawn, deeply felt.
Monday, April 21, 2014
The company 23andMe has attracted the ire of the FDA for offering at home-genetic testing for dozens of complex diseases. The company has already extracted and analyzed the DNA of 650,000 people, making it one of the biggest genetic banks in the world. New York magazine contributing editor Lisa Miller talks about speaking with the company’s founder, Anne Wojcicki, about her quest to “solve health” through big data analysis of her customers genetic information.
Monday, April 14, 2014
What rare genetic conditions can teach us all about our own health and well-being.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Mayor-elect de Blasio appointed some key members of his administration. Hear analysis about what those choices signal. Plus: Billy Talen, a.k.a Reverend Billy, discusses criminal charges he's facing for an environmental protest he was part of; the new world for employees with pensions after the Detroit bankruptcy decision; and the person behind the Donor Sibling Registry, Wendy Kramer.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Researchers at the Emory University School of Medicine recently released a study arguing that memories can be passed on through DNA. It’s the latest piece in a growing body of evidence for transgenerational epigenetic inheritance, and if it’s right, it could change the way we act in our everyday lives.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
The genetic-analysis company 23andMe has garnered a devoted following since its launch in 2006. Now the Food and Drug Administration has ordered the company to halt sales of its signature product, the Saliva Collection Kit and Personal Genome Service. Nita Farahany, professor of law, genomics and policy at Duke University, took the 23andMe test. She argues that the FDA is overreaching in their regulation of the company.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
The F.D.A. warned genetic testing company 23andMe to stop marketing their product, as they need more approvals from the agency. Alice Park, Time magazine staff writer covering health, shares on the latest.
Any 23andMe users? Call us and tell us what you've done with your results and how you feel about the company's marketing promises.
Monday, September 30, 2013
By Annmarie Fertoli : Associate Producer at WNYC
We may share more in common with cockroaches than we'd like to think.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
By Elly Yu
A new research center that will be one of the largest genetics research facilities in North America opened in lower Manhattan Tuesday.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The news that actress Angelina Jolie underwent a double mastectomy after learning that she carried BRCA1 -- gene linked to breast cancer -- elicited a range of responses from Takeaway listeners. er.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Broadcast Times: Saturday 6am on 93.9FM, Saturday 2pm on AM 820 and Sunday 7am on AM 820 and 8pm on AM 820
Imagine a world free of genetic diseases, where parents control their offspring's height, eye color and intelligence. The science may be closer than you think. Would it lead to eugenics and a stratified society where only the rich enjoy the benefits of genetic enhancement? Or would the real injustice be depriving our children of every scientifically possible opportunity? Our debaters are Sheldon Krimsky, Lord Robert Winston, Nita Farahany, and Lee Silver.