Season 3

April 19, 2022

Calico’s Cynthia Kenyon on The Science of Aging

For millennia, humans have believed that aging is inevitable. Yet thirty years ago, the work of Professor Cynthia Kenyon and her colleagues showed that a single gene mutation in a worm doubled its lifespan and postponed the diseases of aging. …

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April 12, 2022

Geoffrey Hinton on the Exploration of Thought

What is a thought? Some may think that question is quite abstract, but it has huge implications for science and computer design.

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April 5, 2022

The Future of Psychiatry with Professor Karl Deisseroth

Psychiatry is changing and will be unrecognizable in the next 10-20 years, given our new understanding about the role of brain circuits in the generation of emotions and behavior. This week we talk to Professor Karl Deisseroth, D.H. Chen Professor …

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March 29, 2022

An Exploration of Protein Folding with Professor David Baker

This week we speak with Professor David Baker about the enormous scope for making new proteins and how that translates into practical uses to tackle diseases, such as Covid-19.

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March 22, 2022

The Future of Cancer Medicine with Dr. Jay Bradner, President of Nova…

In the last 20 years or so, many new cancer treatments have emerged that provide greater precision and targeting of cancer cells. Today, we have a better understanding of the genetic components of cancer. Through novel technology and cutting-edge science, …

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March 15, 2022

Breaking Barriers in Gene Editing with Harvard Professor David Liu

Genome editing holds the potential to be a transformative new therapy, and the pace of progress is truly breathtaking.

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March 8, 2022

The "Dark Genome" with Dr. Rosana Kapeller-Lieberman

In this episode we explore the vastness of the dark genome and why "junk DNA" has been overlooked for so many decades.

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