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New strategies in gene therapy are integrating multiple modern techniques to take on contemporary challenging diseases, such as solid-tumor cancers. Dr. Eric Ostertag of Poseida Therapeutics describes their transposon-based gene therapies that deliver useful gene [...] The post 315 – Integrated Molecular Strategies in Combating Disease first appear…
 
New strategies in gene therapy are integrating multiple modern techniques to take on contemporary challenging diseases, such as solid-tumor cancers. Dr. Eric Ostertag of Poseida Therapeutics describes their transposon-based gene therapies that deliver useful gene [...] The post 315 – Integrated Molecular Strategies in Combating Disease first appear…
 
Genetic counselors play a critical role from pre-natal guidance to lifelong expertise in managing genetically-based disorders. With the tools of rapid sequencing and computational biology, the genetic counselor has new tools to predict genetic [...] The post 314 – Genetic Counseling in the Biotech Era first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
Genetic counselors play a critical role from pre-natal guidance to lifelong expertise in managing genetically-based disorders. With the tools of rapid sequencing and computational biology, the genetic counselor has new tools to predict genetic [...] The post 314 – Genetic Counseling in the Biotech Era first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
The classical assumption was that the modern dinosaur lineage led directly to today’s reptiles. However, a growing suite of evidence has shown that modern birds more closely emulate prehistoric creatures. Today’s guests are Profs [...] The post 312 – Evidence that Modern Birds are Dinosaurs first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
The classical assumption was that the modern dinosaur lineage led directly to today’s reptiles. However, a growing suite of evidence has shown that modern birds more closely emulate prehistoric creatures. Today’s guests are Profs [...] The post 312 – Evidence that Modern Birds are Dinosaurs first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
We must be dedicated to fighting back against false information in food and medicine. Jeffery Smith is a personality with no scientific training that has used disinformation to taint an important public discussion on biotechnology [...] The post 311 – Debunking Jeffrey Smith first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
In this week of technical failures and personal challenges, this week’s podcast investigates the merits of civil conversation. In an angry online environment, can we use the tools of trust building, listening, and empathy to [...] The post 310 – Influencing a Conversation with a #ScienceHug first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
In this week of technical failures and personal challenges, this week’s podcast investigates the merits of civil conversation. In an angry online environment, can we use the tools of trust building, listening, and empathy to [...] The post 310 – Influencing a Conversation with a #ScienceHug first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
The herbicide glyphosate has been used for decades, with increased use paralleling the adoption of genetically engineered crops. The compound has a strong safety record and international regulatory consensus stating no unique health risks when [...] The post 307 – Glyphosate Residues and Dietary Exposure first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
The herbicide glyphosate has been used for decades, with increased use paralleling the adoption of genetically engineered crops. The compound has a strong safety record and international regulatory consensus stating no unique health risks when [...] The post 307 – Glyphosate Residues and Dietary Exposure first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
Today’s podcast features two interviews about COVID19. The first is an interview with Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried. Commissioner Fried has been an outspoken critic of the state’s handling of the pandemic, she pulls [...] The post 306 – Florida’s COVID Response / Long COVID first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
Today’s podcast features two interviews about COVID19. The first is an interview with Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried. Commissioner Fried has been an outspoken critic of the state’s handling of the pandemic, she pulls [...] The post 306 – Florida’s COVID Response / Long COVID first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
Many cancers are much more curable if detected early. However, the current suite of detection methods are slow, expensive and can’t detect a problem until it is advanced. Dr. Steven Quake of the Chan-Zukerberg Biohub [...] The post 305 – Early Cancer Detection with Liquid Biopsy first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
Many cancers are much more curable if detected early. However, the current suite of detection methods are slow, expensive and can’t detect a problem until it is advanced. Dr. Steven Quake of the Chan-Zukerberg Biohub [...] The post 305 – Early Cancer Detection with Liquid Biopsy first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
The role of Cas9 as an editing/deletion nuclease has been well established, but can it be used to turn genes on? Dr. Yiping Qi of the University of Maryland has developed a system where Cas9’s [...] The post 303 – Activating Suites of Plant Genes with Cas9 first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.By Kevin M. Folta
 
The role of Cas9 as an editing/deletion nuclease has been well established, but can it be used to turn genes on? Dr. Yiping Qi of the University of Maryland has developed a system where Cas9’s [...] The post 303 – Activating Suites of Plant Genes with Cas9 first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.By Kevin M. Folta
 
COVID19 is the spectrum of pathologies caused by the SARS-CoV2 virus. While the pandemic moves well into its second year, the importance of detection in populations cannot be overstated. However, testing methods typically include visiting [...] The post 302 – COVID19 Detection in Masks and Wearables first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
COVID19 is the spectrum of pathologies caused by the SARS-CoV2 virus. While the pandemic moves well into its second year, the importance of detection in populations cannot be overstated. However, testing methods typically include visiting [...] The post 302 – COVID19 Detection in Masks and Wearables first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
Cassava is a staple for one in ten people on earth, grown mostly by small famers tending a few acres. One of the challenges is insect-vectored virus Cassava Brown-Streak Virus that destroys the root. [...] The post 301 – Virus Resistant Cassava in Kenya first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.By Kevin M. Folta
 
Episode 300 is guest-hosted by Ally Kennedy. She interviews Dr. Kevin Folta about the obstacles to communicating science over the last decade. From a libelous piece in the New York Times, to coordinated smear campaigns, [...] The post 300 – The Battle to Teach Science first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
He jet-sets around the planet and writes letters to government officials, brandishing academic and military credentials. He speaks with authority as an affiliate of a land-grant university. His claims rattle audiences and frighten regulators [...] The post 299 – Revisiting Huber’s Claims first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
He jet-sets around the planet and writes letters to government officials, brandishing academic and military credentials. He speaks with authority as an affiliate of a land-grant university. His claims rattle audiences and frighten regulators [...] The post 299 – Revisiting Huber’s Claims first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
The Genetic Literacy Project is a popular science news website. A diverse set of articles and viewpoints are presented, with original articles and news aggregated from the internet. Over the last decade the website as [...] The post 298 – Good Science Information vs Disinformation Feedback Loops first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
The Genetic Literacy Project is a popular science news website. A diverse set of articles and viewpoints are presented, with original articles and news aggregated from the internet. Over the last decade the website as [...] The post 298 – Good Science Information vs Disinformation Feedback Loops first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
Jack Bobo has been studying food, farming and the associated psychology for decades, asking questions about the choices people make around food. His recent book Why Smart People Make Bad Food Choices addresses the psychology [...] The post 297 – Smart People, Bad Food Choices first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
Jack Bobo has been studying food, farming and the associated psychology for decades, asking questions about the choices people make around food. His recent book Why Smart People Make Bad Food Choices addresses the psychology [...] The post 297 – Smart People, Bad Food Choices first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
We have two major problems. Vanilla is mostly produced in a narrow set of unstable economies and the supply chains are especially vulnerable. There is massive demand for vanilla flavoring. The other major problem is [...] The post 296 – Turning Plastic Waste Into Vanilla first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
Analysis of massive genomic DNA sequence data indicates that gene transfer between similar species actually happened, and did so at a surprising rate. Today’s podcast with Dr. Luke Dunning of University of Sheffield discusses [...] The post 295 – Evidence of Widespread Gene Transfer first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
Analysis of massive genomic DNA sequence data indicates that gene transfer between similar species actually happened, and did so at a surprising rate. Today’s podcast with Dr. Luke Dunning of University of Sheffield discusses [...] The post 295 – Evidence of Widespread Gene Transfer first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
Dr. Dan Wilson is a rising star of science communication. His popular YouTube channel Debunk the Funk provides entertaining and evidence-based dissection of issues around science, vaccination and COVID19. In this issue of the [...] The post 293 – Debunking the Disinformation Dozen first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
Dr. Dan Wilson is a rising star of science communication. His popular YouTube channel Debunk the Funk provides entertaining and evidence-based dissection of issues around science, vaccination and COVID19. In this issue of the [...] The post 293 – Debunking the Disinformation Dozen first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
Peptides have increasingly emerging roles in cellular signaling and anti-microbial applications. Peptioids are cousins of their active peptide analogs, only synthesized with a durable bond that helps the molecule evade cellular turnover mechanisms. Dr. Gill [...] The post 292 – Peptoids as Therapeutic Tools first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast…
 
Peptides have increasingly emerging roles in cellular signaling and anti-microbial applications. Peptioids are cousins of their active peptide analogs, only synthesized with a durable bond that helps the molecule evade cellular turnover mechanisms. Dr. Gill [...] The post 292 – Peptoids as Therapeutic Tools first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast…
 
A solar-powered animal? There are species of sea slugs that consume algae, then integrate the chloroplasts into their own digestive cells. There they function to fix carbon and essentially power the organism. This phenomenon is [...] The post 291 – Kleptoplasty and a Solar-Powered Animal first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
A solar-powered animal? There are species of sea slugs that consume algae, then integrate the chloroplasts into their own digestive cells. There they function to fix carbon and essentially power the organism. This phenomenon is [...] The post 291 – Kleptoplasty and a Solar-Powered Animal first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.…
 
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