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Genetics

Dr. Jennifer Doudna executive director of the University Of California’s Innovative Genomics Initiative (vcresearch.berkeley.edu)

KCBS In Depth: ‘Game Changing’ DNA-Editing Technology Booms In The Bay Area And Beyond

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.

04/28/2014

Triple Threat co-authors  Jed Rubenfeld and Amy Chua (CBS)

‘Tiger Mom’ Author Stirs New Controversy In Book Examining Race, Success

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.

02/26/2014

Stewart Brand poses for a portrait during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. (Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Marin Environmentalist Claims Recreating Extinct Species Is Possible

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.

02/28/2013

Mitt Romney (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Opinion: National Review Resorts To Junk Science To Boost Romney

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”.

08/23/2012

Alzheimer's

KCBS In Depth: Alzheimer’s Disease

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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/10/2011

Cow. (CBS)

HealthWatch: Cloned Cows Produce Human Breast Milk

Scientists in Asia and South America say they are now producing human breast milk in cloned dairy cows.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/15/2011

A human skull is displayed at the Hall of Human Origins of the American Museum of Natural History. (AP Photo)

Stanford Study Traces Human Origins To Southern Africa‎

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.

CBS San Francisco–03/08/2011