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Blood Medicine from C-SPAN
Kathleen Sharp talked about her book, Blood Medicine: Blowing the Whistle on One of the Deadliest Prescription Drugs Ever, about the prescription drug Procrit, also known as EPO. Developed in the 1980s, EPO was believed to be a biotech miracle. It was prescribed to help people with various ailments from side effects of chemotherapy to fatigue, generating billions of dollars. In 2012, Lance Armstrong was banned from the sport of cycling for abusing EPO.
Epigenetics and the Influence of Our Genes
Genetics, Epigenetics and Disease
How to sequence the human genome
The Monk in the Garden by
Most people know that Gregor Mendel, the Moravian monk who patiently grew his peas in a monastery garden, shaped our understanding of inheritance. But people might not know that Mendel's work was ignored in his own lifetime, even though it contained answers to the most pressing questions raised by Charles Darwin's revolutionary book, ON ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES, published only a few years earlier.
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