Big Picture Science – DNA: Nature’s Hard Drive

September 17, 2018

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Big Picture Science – DNA: Nature’s Hard Drive The biotech tool CRISPR lets us do more than shuffle genes. Researchers have embedded an animated GIF into a living organism’s DNA, proving that the molecule is a great repository for information. […]

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BiPiSci – DNA: Nature’s Hard Drive: Hank Greely / Unintended Consequences

September 17, 2018

Big Picture Science / Unintended Consequences click to listen (trt 11:47) Click above to listen to Part 4 of DNA: Nature’s Hard Drive, featuring Hank Greely, Director of the Center for Law and the Biosciences, Chair of the Steering Committee of the Center for Biomedical Ethics, and Director of the Stanford Program in Neuroscience and […]

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BiPiSci – DNA: Nature’s Hard Drive: Sam Sternberg / Using CRISPR

September 17, 2018

Big Picture Science / Using CRISPR click to listen (trt 12:20) Click above to listen to Part 3 of DNA: Nature’s Hard Drive, featuring Sam Sternberg, assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Columbia University, and co-author of “A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution.”

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BiPiSci – DNA: Nature’s Hard Drive: Yin Shen / Dark Genome

September 17, 2018

Big Picture Science / Dark Genome click to listen (trt 3:30) Click above to listen to Part 2 of DNA: Nature’s Hard Drive, featuring Yin Shen, assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at the Institute for Human Genetics, University of California, San Francisco, and member of ENCODE team, discussing identifying what surprises are tucked […]

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BiPiSci – DNA: Nature’s Hard Drive: Paul Davies / Genetic Messages

September 17, 2018

Big Picture Science / Genetic Messages click to listen (trt 10:39) Click above to listen to Part 1 of DNA: Nature’s Hard Drive, featuring Paul Davies, Director of the Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science at Arizona State University, discussing the possibility that extra terrestrials may have left messages in terrestrial DNA.

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Big Picture Science – Angles of a Hack

September 10, 2018

Big Picture Science – Angles of a Hack Changed your computer password recently? We all try to stay one step ahead of the hackers, but the fear factor is increasing. The risks can range from stolen social security numbers to sabotaging a national power grid. Sixty years ago, when hacking meant nosing around the telephone […]

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BiPiSci – Angles of a Hack: Oliver Morton / Changing Climate Change

September 10, 2018

Angles of a Hack – Changing Climate Change click to listen (TRT 12:21) Click above to listen to part 3 of Angles of a Hack, featuring Oliver Morton, former chief news and features editor of the journal Nature, the briefings editor for The Economist, and author of “The Planet Remade: How Geoengineering Could Change the […]

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BiPiSci – Angles of a Hack: Kara Platoni / Hack Thyself

September 10, 2018

Angles of a Hack – Hack Thyself click to listen (TRT 10:14) Click above to listen to part 2 of Angles of a Hack, featuring Kara Platoni, science reporter, lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of “We Have the Technology: How Biohackers, Foodies, Physicians, and Scientists Are Transforming Human Perception, One Sense […]

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BiPiSci – Angles of a Hack: John Carlin / Cyber Threats

September 10, 2018

Angles of a Hack – Cyber Threats click to listen (TRT 11:48) Click above to listen to part 1 of Angles of a Hack, featuring John Carlin, attorney, chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Crisis and Risk Management practice, and former Assistant Attorney General for national security during the Obama administration, laying out the perils of […]

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Big Picture Science – Plan of a Hack

September 3, 2018

Big Picture Science – Plan of a Hack Long before cyber criminals were stealing ATM passwords, phone phreaks were tapping into the telephone system. Their motivation was not monetary, but the thrill of defeating a complex, invisible network. Today “hacking” can apply to cyberwarfare, biological tinkering, or even geoengineering. Often it has negative connotations, but […]

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