Talking Biotech Podcast

Talking Biotech Podcast

275 – Targeting Cancers with Gene Editing

Certain aggressive cancers have profound effects on lifespan and quality of life. Patient prognosis can be grim, and...

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274 – GE Crops: What do Consumers Really Think?

Consumers have many opinions about food, and are continually bombarded by information from manufacturers to...

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273 – 2020 Science Stories

The COVID-19 pandemic overshadowed an incredible year of innovation in biotechnology.  Today’s podcast is a...

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272 – Immune Response to COVID19 and its Vaccines

The COVID19 vaccines have the potential to squelch a dangerous pandemic. However, the public has many questions about...

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271 – mRNA Vaccine Mechanism, Safety, Communication

Two mRNA vaccines have been approved to lead the fight against COVID19. Both have been rapidly approved with...

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270 – Apple Domestication and Variation

Apples seem rather ubiqutous, but what we see in the stores are just a sample of the genetic diversity that is out...

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269 – The Ag Innovation Ecosystem

Despite its essential role in the economy and food security, agriculture has lagged behind with respect to adoption...

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268 – What is an mRNA Vaccine?

mRNA vaccines have recently been in the news as an exciting potential preventative of SARS-CoV2.  The technology...

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267 – Genetic Engineering in Animal Agriculture

  Technology is driving innovation on the farm, and there have been significant efforts in improving livestock....

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266 – Gene Writing: New Tech to Correct Disease

Gene editing is a relatively new technology that has revolutionary applications in agriculture and medicine.  The...

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265 – Onion Domestication and Improvement

The onion has tremendous value in culinary applications all over the world.  Where did it come from?  What are the...

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246 – What are Pumpkins?

On Halloween it is hard to remember that the pumpkins used for decoration are actually an important food for...

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263 – The Ethics of Gene Editing

Gene editing moved quickly from the lab to application, so fast that the public is unsure how to think about it.  We...

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262 – New Technology Same GMOs : My Commentary

  This week two scientists pioneering gene editing won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.  Days later, a group of...

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261 – Vaccines Against Digestive Cancers

Digestive cancers are among the most common and deadly cancers in the world, comprising metastases of the colon,...

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260 – Communicating Ag in an Attention Economy

Dr. Cami Ryan has examined the social factors that underlie decisions.  Today these human tendencies are critical to...

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259 – Drug Targets for HIV

The human immunodeficiency virus remains prevalent in the population, yet it as silently moved out of the...

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258 – Rapid Detection of Bloodborne Pathogens

Sepsis is an infection of the blood.  It can be critical and life threatening, and can complicate other...

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257 – Plants Engineered to Remove Indoor Air Toxins

   Indoor air contains a variety of harmful compounds.  We invite many of these compounds into our homes in...

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256 – Communicating COVID19; Careful with Cancellation

This week’s guest is the host!  It was important to discuss communication tips during a pandemic, especially...

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