PRI's The World

A scientist on the cutting edge of Ebola research calls for calm and focus

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The grim forecasts for the growing Ebola epidemic shouldn't spark panic, says one geneticist. Instead, the response to the outbreak calls for worldwide collaboration and a globally crowdsourced battle plan.


The Leonard Lopate Show

Mysteries of the Coelacanth's DNA

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Coelacanths have been around for 380 million years and are among the most enigmatic and rare fish in the ocean. Earlier this year scientists finished sequencing the coelacanth genome. The project has provided precious clues into our evolutionary tree, including the revelation that the coelacanth is more closely related to us than modern salmon. Samantha Weinberg an assistant editor at Intelligent Life magazine and the author of the article "A Fish Caught in Time"

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The Brian Lehrer Show

DNA Secrets

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Kai Wright, editorial director of Colorlines and Nation contributor, and Emma Keller, columnist for The Guardian, discuss the special they worked on together for WNYC all about DNA and how much you actually want to know about your genes. Plus, their next project: reporting on the impact of the Affordable Care Act.

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16 Institutions to Work Together at NYC's New Genetics Center

Thursday, September 19, 2013

A new research center that will be one of the largest genetics research facilities in North America opened in lower Manhattan Tuesday.



Decoding DNA Secrets

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Broadcast Times: Saturday, 6am on 93.9FM, Saturday, 2pm on AM820 and Sunday, 7am on AM820, 8pm on AM820.

Genome sequencing is becoming affordable, fast, and poised to revolutionize medicine. But, how much can your genes tell you about your medical fate?  And, will genome scans become a routine part of health care in our lifetimes? 

In this one-hour special, IEEE Spectrum Magazine's Eliza Strickland, who recently had her genome sequenced, takes listeners through her personal journey explaining what genome-sequencing is, what was revealed to her, and how this technology could shape the future of medical care.


The Takeaway

Study Finds Common Genetic Thread in Five Psychiatric Diseases

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A new study published in The Lancet today has found a common genetic thread running through five well-known psychiatric diseases. Scientists hope the findings will clear up how these diseases are classified, moving from describing symptoms to identifying underlying causes.