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    The Code Breaker

    Walter Isaacson, a Tulane professor and biographer, shared the story of Jennifer Doudna, who received a Nobel Prize for the development of the CRISPR, a method for genome editing. The…

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    After Words with Lisa Genova

    Neuroscientist Lisa Genova discussed how memory works. She was interviewed by author and “The Forgetting” podcast co-host David Shenk.

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    Life's Edge

    Science writer Carl Zimmer investigated scientific experiments that have attempted to recreate life. This virtual event was hosted by the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.

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    Livewired

    Neuroscientist David Eagleman explored the evolution of the brain and how neuroscience impacts the future of Artificial Intelligence. This virtual event was hosted by Politics and Prose…

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    Hacking Darwin

    Atlantic Council senior fellow Jamie Metzl looked at the future of genetic engineering and discussed if that technology can be used in the fight against COVID-19. During this virtual book…

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    Reader, Come Home

    Maryanne Wolf explored how our brains process reading print versus digital mediums.

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    Gene Machine

    Nobel prize winning biologist Venki Ramakrishnan broke DNA down to the molecule, specifically the ribosome.

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    Humanimal

    Adam Rutherford talked about his book, Humanimal: How Homo Sapiens Became Nature’s Most Paradoxical Creature-A New Evolutionary History, in which he detailed evolutionary history and argued…

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    The Evolution of Beauty

    Richard Prum explored Charles Darwin’s studies on evolution and mate choice while providing insight into human sexuality.

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    She Has Her Mother's Laugh

    Carl Zimmer looked at heredity, biomedical technology, and the ethics of scientific intervention.

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    Bioethics and Transhumanism

    Academics talked about bioethics and the potential for technology to advance the physical and mental capabilities of human beings. They also spoke about technology’s potential for both…

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    Political Stress in the U.S.

    Psychologist Vaile Wright reported by telephone about the stress caused by politics revealed in the American Psychological Association’s (APA) recent report Stress in America: Coping with…

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question: “Is Current Political Climate Stressing You Out?” The question was inspired by the American Psychological…

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    The Blank Slate

    Professor Steven Pinker talked about his book, The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature, published by Viking. In it, he describes three major theories that have shaped understanding of human nature: the…

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