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Whole Genome Analysis in the Clinic

James Evans, a clinical researcher in genetics at the University of North Carolina and a member of the U.S. Secretary of Health's advisory committee on Genetics, Health and Society, urges us to support genomics medicine research, but asks us to temper our enthusiasm until it becomes a proven tool. (April 20, 2010)

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Genomic and Personalized Medicine

Geoffrey Ginsburg, director of the Center for Genomic Medicine at Duke University, presents advances and ongoing research in personalized medicine, from prescribing cancer drugs to predicting flu symptoms. (March 30, 2010)

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Mental Health Implications of the Khmer Rouge Genocide Trials

Jeffrey Sonis, physician and public health research scientist at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, is developing ways to gauge how groups of people scarred by mass murder respond to revisiting a traumatic history. (February 18, 2010)

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Metapopulation Dynamics of Oyster Restoration in Pamlico Sound, NC

David Eggleston, director of the Center for Marine Science and Technology at North Carolina State University, discusses the challenges of conserving and restoring North Carolina coastal ecosystems, particularly oyster reefs. (January 26, 2010)

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An Empire Lacking Food: The Astonishing Existence of Life on the Deep Seafloor

Craig McClain, assistant director of science at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, explores how the meager availability of food on the deep seafloor shapes the ecology and evolution of the animals that live there. (December 15, 2009)

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Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management Systems

Alex Huang, professor of electrical engineering and director of the FREEDM Systems Center at North Carolina State University, talks about research on new electric grid technologies that could better utilize renewable energy sources, and the role of plug-in hybrid cars in such a grid system. (November 24, 2009)

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The Evolution of the Human Capacity for Killing at a Distance

Duke University anthropologist Steven Churchill presents his research on the evolutionary origins of projectile weaponry, and how weapon use changed interactions between humans and other species—including, perhaps, the Neandertals. (October 20, 2009)

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From Cloning to Stem Cells: How Can Pigs Help Us Solve Problems in Human Medicine?

Jorge Piedrahita, professor of genomics at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, describes his research with cloned swine and how their abnormal growth provides insight into human placental defects, the ways transgenic pigs may help grow human tissue and how pigs could help advance stem cell therapies. (March 25, 2009)

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Everything Is Dangerous: A Controversy

S. Stanley Young, director of bioinformatics at the National Institute of Statistical Sciences, critiques statistical analysis by some epidemiologists, especially their multiple testing of data sets obtained from observational studies. (April 22, 2009)

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Our Energy Future: Science and Technology Challenges for the 21st Century

Chemist Thomas Meyer, director of the Solar Energy Research Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, discusses the status of the world’s energy supply. In particular, he presents the idea that the sun’s energy could be used to make fuels from water and carbon dioxide for heating, transportation and energy storage. (September 24, 2009)

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