Tag: dna

  • How a growing trove of genetic data is informing medical breakthroughs | Miles O'Brien Productions

    How a growing trove of genetic data is informing medical breakthroughs

    Individualized medicine, in which treatments are customized based on a patient’s unique DNA, is a rising field. Along with an ever-expanding genetic database, it offers tantalizing promise for solving some of medicine’s most daunting challenges. But individualized medicine also carries with it questions and risks — both moral and medical. PBS NewsHour science correspondent Miles…

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  • Smart bats, portable brain scans, microbiome under fire: this week in science

    Here’s a look back at this week in science, with stories you don’t want to miss. Quarter of human drugs disrupt microbiome Scientists reported the results of a large study this week that tested the effects over 1,000 pharmaceutical drugs on the gut microbiome–the bacterial buddies that live symbiotically with us. The more we learn,…

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  • Stephen Hawking, space genes, acidic coral: this week in science | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Stephen Hawking, space genes, acidic coral: this week in science

    Here’s a look back at this week in science, with stories you don’t want to miss. Losing a physics superstar The groundbreaking theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking died this week. A man with a sharp mind and a biting wit, he was an inspiration to many scientists… and people in general. The story of how he…

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  • What does a year in space to your DNA? A conversation with astronaut Scott Kelly. | Miles O'Brien Productions

    What does a year in space do to your DNA? A conversation with astronaut Scott Kelly.

     In this episode of Miles To Go, Miles catches up with astronaut Scott Kelly and learns about what it’s like to spend a year in space. Kelly talks about the physical and emotional toll of his historic mission, the challenges of CO2, radiation exposure, what scientists are continuing to learn upon his return to…

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