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  • GEN Podcasts
  • HUMAN BODY LICE mtDNAs PROVIDE PIECES TO NEW GENOMIC PUZZLE
    - Interview with Stephen Barker, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Reader, School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
  • THE EMERGING FIELD OF NUTRIGENOMICS
    - Interview with Eugene Kolker, Ph.D., Chief Data Officer, Seattle Children's Hospital, Head, Bioinformatics & High-Throughput Analysis Laboratory, Seattle Children's Research Institute and Vural Ozdemir, M.D., Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor in Bioethics, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal
  • IS THERE MORE FUNCTIONAL DNA IN THE GENOME THAN WE THOUGHT
    - Interview with Andrew McCallion, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Scientifically Studying Ecstasy

MDMA (commonly known as the empathogen “ecstasy”) is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which is reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. Two researchers from Stanford, however, call for a rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA's effects to identify precisely how the drug works, the data from which could be used to develop therapeutic compounds.

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