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Episode 201: Giving Thanks for Gene Drive and Mind Control

Marina, Nicole, and Jonathan talk about how using gene drive on invasive species can still create problems and how to solve those problem. They also discuss a fungus that controls ants. Plus, the our scientists get an interesting listener mail about genetics.

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Episode 194: Concussions and Cold Condensates

Join Emily, Abhijit, and Marina for a discussion of why so many football players suffer from CTE and why NASA is sending a physics lab to space. Plus, a scientist spotlight on 2009 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Dr. Ada Yonath.

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Episode 180: Diseases, Dinos, and Decay

This week, Nicole describes the surprising source of a new sexually transmitted infection and Scott shares some neutrino news from his own research. Plus, Emily puts the ‘Scientist Spotlight’ on the Princess of Paleontology, Mary Anning.

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Episode 178: The Power of Crowds

This week, Nora, Jonathan, and Emily talk about the science of crowds. Jonathan considers whether “Ask the Audience” is really the best lifeline and Emily shares how a large scale genetic study can help us understand which genes are essential to our survival.

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Episode 176: Dynamic Diseases

This week, we’re talking about the dynamic nature of diseases. Jonathan covers a new connection between a harmless virus and celiac disease, Emily highlights the constant evolution of cancer, plus Natalie explains how an artificial mind can help predict heart disease.