Tag: genetic

  • Cockroaches Want an Audience and Make it 75% Boys (with Dr Kiki Sanford)

    Jeff and Anthony are joined by neurophysiologist and science communicator, Dr Kiki Sanford! Sports are returning to empty stadiums during quarantine, and a new study shows that having no one cheering in the stands really does eliminate the home field advantage. This correlates with a decades-old study that found cockroaches also like an audience. Jeff, Anthony, and Dr Kiki talk about performance under observation. The, CRISPR is at it again. Scientists have genetically engineered a calf to produce 75% male offspring. Anthony and Jeff express their concerns, but Dr Kiki has a positive outlook on the future of genetic modification. [more]

  • Twin Galaxies

    A new study from NASA has found that astronaut Scott Kelly's genes are no longer identical to those of his identical twin after spending a year in space. Preliminary results from NASA's Twins Study found that seven percent of Kelly's genes no longer match those of his twin, Mark. Scott Kelly spent one year aboard the International Space Station during the study, while his brother remained on Earth. Jeff and Anthony discuss how this story might have been mutated. [more]

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