Dr. Otis Brawley is a professor of hematology, oncology, medicine and epidemiology at Emory University. He is also the chief medical and scientific officer and executive vice president of the American Cancer Society. He talks this week about the War on Cancer.
Dr. Linnea Baudhuin talks about the at-home genetic test 23andMe with Bob Barrett on this week's program. Dr. Baudhuin is Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and Co-Director of the Personalized Genomics Laboratory, Cardiovascular Laboratory Medicine, and the Clinical Genome Sequencing Laboratory at the Clinic.
We’ve talked a lot about genetic testing on this program over the past year or so. The amount of data that can come from the human genome seems to be growing by the day.
And there are companies that are using that data to market genetic tests for home use. Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear about a test called 23 and Me…and find out why the FDA has banned it from being used as a genetic health screen in the US.
Even with all the innovations and new teaching techniques schools have introduced in the last few decades, the actual school day has looked pretty much the same. Students go to class, listen to a teacher and take notes, then are off to do homework or study for an exam. But there is a trend starting to take hold in some schools that reverses that school day. Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear about schools that are flipping classes…and how it has succeeded where other innovations have failed.