Genetics

How Gene Editing Works

With the discovery of a surprising immune response in E coli bacteria, we are facing a new era of freedom from genetic mutations that lead to disease by simply and precisely editing our genes. But there is also a potential dark side to gene editing.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Relax, you've got some good stuff to read. Enjoy!

How Panic Attacks Work

Almost three percent of Americans suffer from a debilitating disorder that causes them to suffer intense fear seemingly without reason and science hasn't yet figured out what causes it. Join Josh and Chuck as they get to the bottom of panic attacks.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week, Chuck and Josh read tons of articles. Here are the best of the bunch. Enjoy them with our compliments.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week, Josh and Chuck read tons of material and a lot of it is really good. Here's the best of the bunch.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Every week, Chuck and Josh read tons of articles. Here are links to the best of the bunch.

I learned of a new disorder the other day, via a tweet from SYSK listener (@SteveNovak), called mirror dystonia. Since researching the mirror neurons episode, I've become aware of just how much of a role mirror neurons play in allowing us to not bump one another off in order to get our hands on the last cupcake (and other things, of course).

It's apparently rocker week here at the SYSK blog. First was Jim Morrison, now it's Bowie's turn. Quigley's Cabinet has a cool post on heterochromia iridum, the condition of having a pair of eyes with two differently colored irises. The Australian shepherd dog breed has features the condition, and apparently so too does David Bowie.His is from an injury after he took a punch to the eye in from a friend with a ring.