Apr. 04, 2008
Genetic tests pointing the way to personalized medical care are one of the most prominent results of genetic sequencing research. But what protections are in place to make sure that those tests are safe and dependable?
Nov. 30, 2007
Last week researchers announced a significant advance in stem cell science, changing skin cells into cells that seem to behave like embryonic stem cells. Now that the dust has settled, we'll talk about the research and where the field goes from here.
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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food
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Can entomophagy, the eating of insects, help improve the world’s food resources?...
- The Superorganism
Ira talks with eminent biologist Edward O. Wilson and Bert Holldobler about ants...
- Tracking an Amphibious Caterpillar
Several newly-discovered species of caterpillar in Hawaii function equally well ...
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Age of Wonder
Ira talks with Richard Holmes, author of 'The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science.'