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 […]
5 Questions: An interview with Chris Francis, PhD, Wave Life Sciences
Wave Life Sciences is a Boston based biotechnology company focused on delivering transformational therapies for patients with serious, genetically defined diseases. Their proprietary chemistry platform, viewed through the eyes of their world-leading scientists, enable them to see one possible future of medicine. They are the first to design and bring stereopure and allele-specific medicines to […]
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 […]