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Finding Genius Podcast

Aug 19, 2021

How can conditions be corrected in a child before they are even born? Fetal gene therapy may hold the key.

Listen in to learn:

  • How fetal surgery was introduced
  • How fetal genetic editing can be introduced
  • Where the genetic material can be introduced

William H. Peranteau, MD, is an attending surgeon in the Division of...

Aug 13, 2021

How can learning about your dog's DNA help keep them in better health? By pinpointing specific markers for possible disorders or diseases, preemptive medical attention can be given as needed.

Listen up to learn:

  • How canine DNA matches up with that of humans
  • What differentiates breeds of dogs
  • The percentage of dogs...

Aug 3, 2021

Breno Fragomeni, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in Genomics at the University of Connecticut. He is currently conducting research to identify genetics that may play a role in heat tolerance in farm animals such as pigs and cattle. The goal is to be able to identify the genetics of farm animals such as cows and pigs who...

Jul 18, 2021

How does understanding molecular evolution hold the key to significant advances in technology and preserving life? By studying it, there may even be clues to how to survive on planets other than Earth. Press play to learn:

  • How synthesizing unnatural DNA building blocks is possible
  • If we can test Martian geology to...

Jun 29, 2021

Beverly Mok is a graduate student in Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University. She is currently working in the complex field of genes and genomics focusing on genome editing in the David Liu Lab. She is also involved in the development of programmable tools to perform detailed and accurate modifications on...