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So you want to be a geneticist…

8/15/2018
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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

Duration:00:53:18

MHC and the genetics of attraction

8/8/2018
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This week Spencer & Razib have been ousted! The "interns" take over and discuss the relationship between genetics and attraction. Episode 31 show notes.

Duration:00:33:24

Genetics and educational attainment

7/25/2018
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Razib and Spencer discuss the genetics of educational attainment and cognitive performance with behavior geneticist James Lee. Episode 30 show notes.

Duration:01:12:06

The Genetics of China, Han & Beyond

7/18/2018
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Spencer and Razib discuss the history, genetics, and scientific future of China and the Han people.

Duration:00:50:02

Violence and warfare!

7/12/2018
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Spencer and Razib discuss the history, psychology, and biology of violence and warfare. From Rousseau to Hobbes.

Duration:00:52:53

Genetic States of America

7/4/2018
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This week Spencer and Razib discuss the genetic and demographic history of the United States of America from the age of European colonization onward.

Duration:00:42:31

Isolated Populations

6/27/2018
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This week Spencer and Razib discuss the genetic and cultural importance of isolated and unique populations.

Duration:00:43:36

Coffee, Milk & Booze

6/20/2018
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This week Spencer and Razib dive into three of the most important beverages in human history: coffee, milk and alcohol.

Duration:00:53:59

Y-chromosomes and the Ascent of Man

6/13/2018
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This week Spencer and Razib discuss the Y-chromosome as tool for studying human history, from early migrations out of Africa to Genghis Khan and Bronze Age bottlenecks.

Duration:00:51:59

Barbarian Genetics

6/6/2018
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This week Spencer and Razib talk to Patrick Wyman, host of the podcast 'Tides of History,' about the genetics of the barbarian invasions during the fall of the Roman Empire.

Duration:00:53:47

She Has Her Mother's Laugh

5/30/2018
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This week Spencer and Razib talk to renowned science journalist Carl Zimmer about his new book, She Has Her Mother's Laugh.

Duration:01:15:26

Molecular Population Genetics

5/24/2018
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Razib talks to professor Matthew Hahn of the University of Indiana about population and molecular genetics, and how the two have combined to form one field.

Duration:00:49:11

The Evolutionary Importance of Mothers and Grandmothers

5/9/2018
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Spencer and Razib talk to Kristen Hawkes, proponent of "The Grandmother Hypothesis," about the importance of mothers and grandmothers in human evolutionary history.

Duration:00:56:26

The Golden State Killer and the Genetic Panopticon

5/2/2018
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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.

Duration:00:58:16

Lee Berger and the Dawn of "Big Data" in Paleoanthropology

4/18/2018
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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.

Duration:01:22:15

The Genetics of Human Behavior

4/11/2018
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This week Spencer and Razib talk to Stuart Ritchie, a leading behavioral geneticist, about the genetics of intelligence and personality.

Duration:01:09:47

Jewish Genetics: The Exodus Comes Full Circle

4/4/2018
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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.

Duration:00:45:55

Inside Helix

3/28/2018
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This week Spencer and Razib talk to James Lu, co-founder of Helix, about the past, present and future of the "app store for personal genomics."

Duration:00:32:48

Multiregionalism is Dead...Long Live Multiregionalism!

3/21/2018
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This week, Razib talks with renowned paleoanthropologist Milford Wolpoff about how he was both wrong and right about human evolution.

Duration:00:48:53

23andMe, the FDA, and Our Genomic Future

3/14/2018
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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.

Duration:00:35:47