This week, Razib talks to Dr. Austin Reynolds, an early career geneticist at UC Davis. They talk about how Austin got into genetics, and where he's going in the field.
Show notes: https://pxlme.me/d6LS3rfJ
This week, Spencer and Razib talk to genetic genealogist Roberta Estes about the Golden State Killer case and how the rise of genetic genealogy and citizen science databases helped to track down the suspect.
Lee Berger sits down with Razib and Spencer to discuss his work in paleoanthropology, the discovery of Australopithecus sediba and Homo naledi, and the new era of "big data" in a field previously characterized by relatively few well-studied hominin specimens.
This week, Spencer and Razib discuss the genetics of Jewish populations. From an origin in the Fertile Crescent thousands of years ago to a worldwide diaspora, it's a fascinating story of faith, migration and admixture.
Spencer, Razib and Gareth discuss the recent launch of breast cancer susceptibility (BRCA) testing by 23andMe, including the science behind the test and the policy challenges surrounding direct-to-consumer medical testing.