For the first time, scientists have edited DNA in human embryos, a highly controversial move garnering much criticism in the scientific community.
In 2012, a revolutionary new “DNA scissors” technology was discovered at UC Berkeley by Dr. Jennifer Doudna and since then, it has exploded in popularity. In 2012, a revolutionary new “DNA scissors” technology was discovered at UC Berkeley by Dr. Jennifer Doudna and since then, it has exploded in popularity. KCBS In Depth’s Jane McMillan talks with Dr. Doudna, the executive director of the University Of California’s Innovative Genomics Initiative (IGI), about how the technology works and its applications for the future.
Amy Chua, the self-proclaimed “Tiger Mom” who set off a fire storm about her extreme parenting in 2011 is back with a new book. In “Triple Package” the author and her husband, Jed Rubenfeld have more to say about why certain groups in America are more successful than others.
Speaking from the prestigious TED Conference in Long Beach Wednesday, Sausalito activist Stewart Brand said scientists are developing the ability to reassemble and extinct animal’s genome, and even recreate the animal itself.
It isn’t just Republican Members of Congress that have junk theories they attach to pseudo-science. Kevin D. Williamson, a conservative writer for the National Review, thinks based on their offspring, genetics and “evolutionary biology” Barack Obama should have ovaries and that Mitt Romney should owns him in this election, “Like a Boss”.
An interview with Bill Fisher, CEO of the Northern California Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, about what is being done to fight the deadly disease.
Scientists in Asia and South America say they are now producing human breast milk in cloned dairy cows.
Modern humans may have originated in southern Africa, where hunter-gatherer populations had the greatest genetic diversity, a team of Stanford University researchers said Tuesday.