Natalie takes us through this week’s episode, in which Nicole shares new advances in editing the human genome and Chelsea talks tuna. We also welcome new host, Abhijit Lavania, to talk about the upcoming solar eclipse.
Whether you’re into thrifted genes or super vintage jeans, this is the episode for you!
Natalie, Emily, and Scott explore whether genes that are now linked to obesity used to be linked to surviving famines and how our jeans may have always been blue.
Scott, Chelsea and Diego discuss a sneaky peek into the pyramids, a rockin’ rant about the geology of Yosemite, and a Splice-y look at how cutting up genes affects your health.
Diego, Trisha, Chelsea, and Nora discuss the scientific angle of the Paris Climate Conference (4:30) and how animals can detect cancer (17:06). Plus, Diego shares an interesting nugget on keeping time (14:44) and Chelsea reveals how big experiments can lead to unexpected rewards (27:46).
What’s the best way to prevent yourself from getting the cold? How about keeping your nose warm? Dr. Ellen Foxman joins Dave, Diego, Lisl, and Nora to explain how the temperature outside can impact your chances of catching a cold. Diego and Lisl discusses how cancer cells are stealing mitochondria, and Trisha and Greg perform a duet for our guest.