Episode 77

Episode 77 of the Mindcast is up!

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Show topics:

We’re sheep in human clothing, Darwin was wrong… about chickens, the Kilogram is on a diet, tooth reveals neanderthals traveled, left-handedness of the precursors to life dominated the contents of a pristine meteorite, human embryonic stem cells effective in treating diabetic mice, California cows pass gas to the power grid, recent advance in the javamochalattevanillachino bean – successful coffee taste-testing machine, and the world’s doomsday seed vault is open for seed-saving business.

Special Maize Genetics Conference 2008 show with seven interviews: Tom Brutnel, Steve Moose, Vicki Chandler, Sue Wessler, Gerry Neuffer, Natalie Fredette, and Ed Buckler.

(click here for a high-res version) Names from top center, clockwise: Tom Brutnell, Steve Moose, Ed Buckler, Me, Gerry Neuffer, Natalie Fredette, Sue Wessler, Vicki Chandler.

Theme = Babylon 5 by Christopher Franke.


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Karl Haro von Mogel

Karl Haro von Mogel serves as BFI’s Director of Science and Media and as Co-Executive Editor of the Biofortified Blog. He has a PhD in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics from UW-Madison with a minor in Life Sciences Communication. He is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar researching citrus genetics at UC Riverside.