Genetic counselor, Ginger Nichols, shares about what the MotherToBaby service offers and other information for pregnant and nursing women.
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Patient advocates Bernadette Scarduzio and Allison Moore share about CMT, their documentary and the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation.
Nevena Hristozova joins me on the show all the way from Brussels! We discuss her research with chaperones - stress related proteins, in plants under unfavorable environmental conditions.
Dr. Melina Fan joins me on the show to discuss plasmids. Dr. Fan is the Chief Scientific Officer and a co-founder of Addgene. Addgene is a nonprofit organization that operates a plasmid repository for the research community. Dr. Fan explains what plasmids are, highlights cool genes that are inserted into plasmids and how Addgene's plasmid repository works.
Prenatal genetic counselor Brittany Gancarz talks about the field of genetic counseling, busts a few genetic counseling myths and announces a new genetic counseling program in Connecticut!
Dr. Ellen Elliott discusses her research of lncRNAs in TH2 cells and asthma. and how she uses CRISPR to do it.
What a lncRNA is, its function in gene expression, the diseases associated, how the CRISPR-Cas can modify it.
Learn what DNA is, the history of humans discovering new aspects of DNA, the fun events you can take part in and careers that all relate to DNA.
Former camper and current camp counselor, Ester Wasserman shares the magic of camp, how it was founded, what it offers to seriously ill children campers and her own experience through the years.
CRISPR is a genetic editing technology that will change the future of genetics. In the past 3 years it has been used in labs throughout the world. It has the potential to fix point mutations and larger mutations in our genome. Diseases caused by point mutations include Cystic Fibrosis, Sickle Cell Anemia, and Tay-Sachs disease. More complex conditions such as cancer, HIV or autism could be cured if the RNA gene editing is developed further.
Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), more commonly known as Lynch syndrome, is an inherited condition that greatly increases the risk of many cancers, most notably colorectal cancer.
Jackson Laboratories held The Bioscience Career Forum II: Women in Biosciences. The Forum centered on recruiting and retaining women in the biosciences. Women leaders in the bioscience industry discussed what it takes to enter Connecticut's most rapidly developing sector. Topics included equalizing the the gender gap in the biosciences, vital skill acquisition and training, the importance of networking and finally, how to land job.
February 29th is the rarest day of the year and that means it's Rare Disease Day! Throughout the world NORD (The National Organization of Rare Diseases) has hosted Rare Disease Day events. I attended the Connecticut Rare Disease Day at the State House in Hartford and interviewed a few of the presenters including Jackie and Eloise Stager, founders of JaxLegacy, John Hopper, the director of the Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation and Maddie Shaw, leader of Maddie's Herd.
Dr. Caroline Dealy returns to the show to discuss the UCONN-TIP (Technology Intern Program). She is the founder and director of the program. UCONN-TIP pairs UConn students with university start-up companies for mentored research internships in business or STEM. She shares what kind of research experience can students anticipate and how it can help in your career.
On a recent episode of the Keeping Up With The Kardashians, the family went through genetic testing, but what did the episode leave out or get wrong? I review the documentary Sun Kissed: One Gene Exposes a Nation's Dark Past, about a family who has children with an extremely rare genetic disorder, Xeroderma Pigmentosum.
In his book, Misha Angist takes you through his experience as the fourth subject in the Personal Genome Project, George Church’s ambitious plan to sequence the entire genomic catalog: every participant’s twenty thousand–plus genes and the rest of his or her six billion base pairs.
Rebecca Skloot, best-selling author, has published an article, "Your Cells. Their Research. Your Permission?", in it she urges the public to voice their opinions whether permission should be required by scientists to use people's cells for research.
I recap the UCONN BRCA event I MCed. It featured a panel of experts including a Certified Genetic Counselor Robin Schwartz, members of the department of Public Health Genomics Advisory, Physicians and Cancer survivors.
It’s October and that means it National Awareness for many cancers, disorders and diseases. I discuss some of these giving a 101 lesson on the diseases such as breast cancer and liver cancer.
UCONN hosted a free event honoring Henrietta Lacks on September 24th, 2015 at The Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts. The bestselling author of the book, The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot presented as well as members of the Lacks family. This episode recaps the event and features an interview with descendents of Henrietta Lacks, Kimberly Lacks, granddaughter, and Veronica Spencer, great-granddaughter.