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Personal Genomics Will Not Lead to Gattaca

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October 27, 2012
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Linda Avey is co-founder and CEO of Curious, Inc., a personal data discovery platform. Previously, she co-founded 23andMe, the leading personal genetics company.


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FORA.tv (Oct. 16, 2012) — Biologist and entrepreneur Craig Venter discusses the intersection between health, genomics, research and power.
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Huge Food Waste in Canada

Huge Food Waste in Canada

Xinhua News Agency (Nov. 6, 2012) — They say waste not, want not. But a Canadian study has announced that a huge amount of food in the country goes to waste every day, for no other reason than that it's not wanted any more.
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Mass Extinction Looks Like a GMO Field in Iowa

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FORA.tv (Aug. 19, 2013) — Mass Extinction Looks Like a GMO Field in Iowa The Long Now Foundation - Our planet gets up to no end of apocalyptic-like tricks over time---periods when it is nearly all ice, all melting ice, all desert, all sea water, all molten lava, and civilizations come and go, sometimes for geological or climate reasons. The planet has samples of all of those conditions that can be visited right now, but no one in their right mind goes there. Craig Childs goes there. One of the world's great intrepid travelers and story-tellers, he finds the places on Earth that are most geologically or climatically dangerous and hangs out, observing closely, giving personal as well as scientific perspective. Through him, we experience "a field guide to the everending Earth."
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RAW VIDEO: London Science Exhibition Explores the Future of Feeling Pain

RAW VIDEO: London Science Exhibition Explores the Future of Feeling Pain

EFE (Nov. 7, 2012) — Scientists have been exploring new ways of coping with pain for many years and are now sharing their discoveries with the world in an exhibition at the London's Science Museum named "Pain Less: The Future of Relief," which opens on November 8. One of the more attractive aspects of this exposition is the study of how DNA affects the intensity with which we feel pain. Other surprising elements range from the use of venom (spiders, snakes, scorpions) as anesthetics to personal stories from people who face chronic pain on a daily basis.
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