Laura Hercher, Genetic Counselor, Sarah Lawrence College
Nathan Pearson, Genomicist
0:00 In situ sequencing
5:08 NAS report a subtle shift in support of genome editing
10:22 There’s still life to sequence?
13:42 CRISPR patents a sad story?
16:32 A brain drain from government?
18:29 "Family" genomics
Commentators Nathan Pearson and Laura Hercher join us to look back on February’s genomics headlines.
Beginning this time with science, Nathan says we should be expecting great things from new in-situ sequencing. Laura found it encouraging that the National Academy of Sciences shifted to be more in support of genome editing. Theral asks what life forms are left to sequence for the Earth BioGenome Project?
Then it’s back to politics. Are the departure of Liz Mansfield from the FDA and Matt Might from the White House the beginning of a brain drain from government agencies in the new administration? We finish with some stories about racism that might fit under the heading “family genomics and black history month."