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Finding Genius Podcast

Aug 14, 2020

Professor Aditi Uday Gurkar asks why the aging process produces such disparate results under the same chronology for different people.

Her research investigates

  • How DNA damage reprograms a cell's metabolism and is it possible to intervene,
  • How post-mitotic cells respond to DNA damage, and
  • What might a unique...

Aug 7, 2020

Associate professor in molecular biosciences at Northwestern University, Erik Andersen, discusses his research in quantitative and molecular genetics.

Tune in to learn:

  • How millions of genetic variants in a section of a genome can be narrowed down to just one or two
  • How and for what purpose Andersen uses CRISPR-Cas9...

Jun 6, 2020

Shawn Patrick O’Brien, chief executive officer of Genomind (, discusses anxiety, mental health, and genetic connections.

Before his work began at Genomind, O’Brien founded Key BioPharma Partners, LLC, a private consulting firm focused on biopharma, and he served as president and CEO of multiple...

May 25, 2020

Seqster Founder and CEO Ardy Arianpour explains how the company integrates multiple data sources regarding health care into one system.

He discusses

  • How they integrate human genetic information, medical records, and wearable devises,
  • How this becomes a longitudinal record sharable across institutions, and 
  • Why this...

May 14, 2020

This podcast explores how readily available genomic testing and databases of human genetic information raise ethical concerns.

Dr. McGuire discusses

  • How information from direct-to-consumer genetic testing can be used and what to look out for,
  • Where different lines of concern lie between genomic testing that prevents...