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Jennifer Doudna: What does CRISPR mean for the future of human evolution?

Friday, January 07, 2022

In 2011, biochemist Jennifer Doudna helped discover the genetic editing tool CRISPR. Today CRISPR is actively deployed in clinical trials with the potential to cure disease—and alter human evolution.

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Priti Krishtel: How can we reform the outdated US patent system to lower drug prices?

Friday, November 12, 2021

The U.S. patent system was designed to foster innovation and serve the public good. But it's no longer working as intended. Lawyer Priti Krishtel explains the consequences and how to change that.

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Kathryn Whitehead: How can we safely deliver vaccines to the right cells?

Friday, October 29, 2021

mRNA vaccines are groundbreaking—but the mRNA inside them is fragile. Kathryn Whitehead explains how scientists have created the right "packing material" to safely deliver these to the right cells.

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Knut Ivar Bjørlykhaug: How can we turn environmental heartache into action?

Friday, October 01, 2021

Norwegian social worker Knut Ivar Bjørlykhaug always loved nature. Watching the destruction of habitats and Norway's exploitation of oil sent him into a deep depression. But he has since found hope.

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Jeannie Suk Gersen: How can understanding divorce help a marriage?

Friday, October 01, 2021

Marriage takes a lot of work. And part of preventing eventual heartache, says law professor Jeannie Suk Gersen, is seeing marriage and partnership through the lens of divorce.

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Hui-wen Sato: What can grief provide us?

Friday, October 01, 2021

For pediatric critical care nurses, tragedies are part of the job. But so much loss can wear on you. Nurse Hui-wen Sato describes how she found her way--through the life-giving lessons of grief.

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Sandeep Jauhar: How do emotions affect the heart?

Friday, October 01, 2021

Cardiologist Sandeep Jauhar explains a case where deep grief caused takotsubo cardiomyopathy—also called "broken heart syndrome." He examines the connection emotions have with our most vital organ.

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Jason Reynolds: How Can We Connect With Kids Through The Written Word?

Friday, September 17, 2021

Jason Reynolds is an award-winning author and National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. This hour, Jason speaks with Manoush about reaching kids through stories that let them feel understood.

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Sean Sherman: What Can We Learn From Indigenous Culinary Traditions?

Friday, September 03, 2021

The loss of Native American food traditions has been taking place for centuries. At Owamni, chef Sean Sherman is trying to change that by serving food that celebrates and preserves Lakota cooking.

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Elise Hu: The Beauty Ideal

Friday, August 20, 2021

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But it's also shaped by global norms. This hour, journalist Elise Hu reflects on what's considered beautiful now, and how we'll think about beauty in the future.

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Eli Pariser: How Can We Reshape Our Digital Platforms To Be More Welcoming Spaces?

Friday, July 23, 2021

Eli Pariser has an optimistic vision for our digital public spaces. He says that by structuring them like real-life parks, libraries, and town halls, we can create more welcoming, safe places online.

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Mandë Holford: Could Snail Venom Someday Save Your Life?

Friday, June 11, 2021

Cone snails are deadly sea predators; their venom can kill fish and even humans. But chemical biologist Mandë Holford says that powerful venom can actually be used for good — to treat human diseases.

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