Can smoking actually cause you to be come less of a man? Our hosts Diego, Lisl, Nora, and Ted explore how smoking can cause men to lose the Y chromosome. Plus, Lisl shares stories from animals self-medicating, and our physicists Ted and Nora tells us how to build a fuel cell using graphene.
Lisl, Diego, and Alex are joined by writer and first time host Graham Anderson as they ponder elephant shark genomes, the connection between food production and the green slime in your fish tank, and how to hitch a ride into space! Also, why we wouldn’t want to get in a boxing fight with the Milky Way Galaxy and why you should avoid Diego’s bed!
Lisl, Nick, Alex, and David celebrate turkey week with discussions on the controversy surrounding the personalized genome company 23andme, replacing the Y chromosome, and super-powered regenerating organs. The group also commemorates the career of Dr. Fred Sanger, and a definitive winner emerges from the weekly game show.