• Misha Angrist

    Misha Angrist is Editor-in-Chief of Genome, Associate Professor of the Practice at Duke’s Social Science Research Institute and a Senior Fellow in its Initiative for Science & Society.

  • The Needle and the Damage Done

    April 3, 2018

    When my kids were little, among their favorite books was The Value of Believing in Yourself: The Story of Louis Pasteur. In it, a determined… Continue Reading »

  • Episode 3 Transcript: Julia Sweeney

    January 8, 2018

    Note: Genome podcast transcripts are provided for your reading pleasure. The transcripts may contain some errors or lack certain emphases found in the original audio…. Continue Reading »

  • Do You Belong to You?

    January 2, 2018

    You Can’t Make This Stuff Up Take two extremely wealthy business moguls, both members of a swanky gated community in Florida, and have them fight... Continue Reading »

  • Q&A with Daniel MacArthur

    January 2, 2018

    In the Genome Aggregation Database (gnomAD), you and your colleagues have amassed exomes (DNA sequenced from each of the roughly 30,000 genes in the human… Continue Reading »

  • Science Shakedown

    December 18, 2017

    Among my many blessings is the fact that both of my octogenarian parents are alive and, knock on wood, relatively healthy. But like most folks… Continue Reading »

  • Episode 2 Transcript: Michelle Meyer

    November 28, 2017

    Note: Genome podcast transcripts are provided for your reading pleasure. The transcripts may contain some errors or lack certain emphases found in the original audio…. Continue Reading »

  • Q&A with Michelle Meyer

    October 27, 2017

    You took a nontraditional path to bioethics, starting with a PhD in religious studies. Then, you flirted with an MFA in creative nonfiction and finally… Continue Reading »

  • Out of Pocket

    October 27, 2017

    In our summer issue, we featured a story about the 2016 approval of Spinraza (nusinersen), the first really promising drug for the treatment of spinal… Continue Reading »

  • Episode 1 Transcript: Jehannine Austin

    October 15, 2017

    Note: Genome podcast transcripts are provided for your reading pleasure. The transcripts are produced from speech recognition software and may contain errors.   Misha: Hello… Continue Reading »

  • The Black Swallow

    July 5, 2017

    Not long ago, Rick Bedlack, an associate professor of neurology at Duke University (where I also work) and the director of Duke’s amyotrophic lateral sclerosis… Continue Reading »

  • Plain Facts

    May 31, 2017

    A few months ago I had the privilege of attending a gathering of Amish and Mennonite families (Christian sects of Plain People) in Dundee, Ohio,… Continue Reading »

  • From Small Things

    March 30, 2017

    In late 2005, while at home on Christmas break, Duke University freshman Josh Sommer started getting headaches. Really, he says, it felt more like one… Continue Reading »

  • Q&A with Alondra Nelson

    March 30, 2017

    Why did you choose to examine African-Americans’ approach to genetic ancestry in The Social Life of DNA? Given the Tuskegee syphilis experiment, given the history… Continue Reading »

  • Sometimes Wrong, Often in Doubt

    January 9, 2017

    My first job out of college was working the night shift at a residential academic program for adolescents with “severe developmental disabilities” (almost all were… Continue Reading »

  • There Will Be Blood

    September 29, 2016

    Five lawyers walk into a newsroom. The good news is that this is not the start of the sort of cringe-inducing joke of which I… Continue Reading »

  • Shkreli in the Coal Mine

    April 5, 2016

    Martin Shkreli, the “Most Hated Man in America,” is the pariah who keeps on giving. In case you’ve been on Tatooine for the last several… Continue Reading »

  • Patients Should Receive Study Results

    January 11, 2016

    When I was a human genetics graduate student in the 1990s, we would occasionally extract our own DNA and use it as control samples in… Continue Reading »