PNAS Science Sessions Podcast
Summary: Science Sessions is the podcast program of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Listen to brief conversations with cutting-edge researchers, National Academy of Sciences members, and policy makers as they discuss topics relevant to today's scientific community. Learn the behind-the-scenes story of research published in PNAS, plus a broad range of science news and discoveries that affect the world around us.
Ralph Pudritz and Ben Pearce describe a model of how RNA-based life could have originated on the early Earth.
David Hughes discusses how a parasitic fungus manipulates ant behavior for reproduction.
Rob Knight discusses the role of the human gut microbiota in health and disease.
John Rogers describes soft, wearable electronic devices for health monitoring.
Karina Guziewicz and Artur Cideciyan explain a potential gene therapy approach for macular degeneration.
Bridget Scanlon discusses the use of global hydrologic models for studying changes in water storage worldwide.
Christof Koch describes a large-scale effort to understand how the cerebral cortex functions.
Robert Tjian discusses the role of philanthropy in funding scientific research.
Omar Akbari and Kevin Esvelt discuss a gene editing approach for harmful mosquitoes.
Atul Butte explains how researchers can use existing data to answer biomedical questions.
Polina Lishko discusses the development of unisex contraceptives.
Joseph DeRisi describes the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, a new privately-funded medical research center in the Bay Area.
Patrick McGovern describes evidence of winemaking in Georgia during the Neolithic period.
Carl Fuldner and Shane DuBay describe how bird feathers preserve records of air pollution.
Vadim Backman describes a technique for high resolution imaging of biological molecules without labels.