Science News Round-Up


Guests:

Inder Verma
* American Cancer Society Professor, Molecular Biology
* Co-director, Laboratory of Genetics
* Salk Institute for Biological Studies
* La Jolla, California

Michael Oppenheimer
* Professor, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Department of Geosciences
* Princeton University
* Princeton, New Jersey

Shawn Carlson
* Founder and Executive Director
* Society for Amateur Scientists
* East Greenwich, Rhode Island

Scientists announced this week that they used gene therapy to cure two boys with the "bubble boy" disease that prevents patients from fighting infection. This hour, it's a science news round-up—we'll talk about recent advances in gene therapy and what we need to do now to avoid long-term climate damage. Plus, the two hundred-fiftieth (250th) anniversary of Ben Franklin's famous kite experiment.

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