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Podcast Friday with Dr. David Threadgill and Genetics!

Today we have a special guest from the world of Genetics, Dr. David Threadgill! Dr. Threadgill discusses his work with Genetics! If you are looking at what diseases are connecting to genes and methods used in his lab pay attention to this podcast! Lots of examples of environmental health and his use of genomes!   LISTEN NOW

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Comments

Kevin Hughes
Saturday, July 1, 2017 3:19 PM
Aloha Doc Tim, and Doc David,

Wonderful talk. So I have several questions: 1) Does it appear that almost all genes have a modifier- or several? That even a gene that has been isolated has some other "primers" or add ons?
2) If these mice have been bred to almost mimic a human genome - then why the big difference between the affects of say: Interferon in mice, but when they scaled up to humans - it wasn't anywhere near as effective.
3) I wonder if the CRISPR-cas9 technique wont be abused by the rich, or the unethical to select for the Perfect body (whatever that may be) only to find out they cut out, or disconnected the modifier genes necessary for the gene to express itself fully.
And finally, I recently read that young mice blood, had a protein in it (I think it was GDF11) that enhanced the aging mice, but set the young mice back a bit. Will we synthetically make this protein (like we do insulin) and maybe change aging, by just figuring out the gene that codes for it?

Okay, had a blast listening. Smiles, Kevin

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