DNA Day: Deep Dive

Episode 19 (April 26, 2024): This week, the GEN editors celebrated DNA Day by sharing some stories about their favorite observations and applications of DNA research.

Featuring Kevin Davies, PhD (Editorial Director, GEN), John Sterling (Editor in Chief, GEN), Uduak Thomas (Senior Editor, GEN), Alex Philippidis (Senior Business Editor, GEN), Fay Lin, PhD (Senior Editor, GEN Biotechnology), Jonathan Grinstein, PhD (Senior Editor, GEN), and moderated by Corinna Singleman, PhD (Managing Editor, GEN and IPM).

Listed below are key references to the GEN stories, media, and other items discussed in this episode of Touching Base:

The Life and Times of Rosalind Franklin
GEN Webinar presented by Matthew Cobb, PhD, Oct 16, 2020.

Life Story
BBC film (1987).

Nobel Winner Svante Pӓӓbo Discovered the Neandertal in Our Genes
By Daniela Mocker, Scientific American, Oct 4, 2022.

Svante Pӓӓbo, reader of the Neanderthal genome
Wielgus, Danielewski, and Walkowiak, Acta Physiol, Nov 23, 2022.

Colossal’s Woolly Mammoth Project Advances as Elephant iPSCs Clear Milestones
GEN, Mar 7, 2024.

The State of Omics 2024
GEN Summit.

Genetic Ancestry Testing What is it and Why is it Important?
Jorde and Bamshad, JAMA, Mar 27, 2020.

A Leading Cause of Autism Spectrum Disorders May Be Prevented by Novel Approach
GEN, May 21, 2023.

AI Finds Autism-Causing Mutations in “Junk” DNA
GEN, May 28, 2024.

Pollution and Stress Alter Brain Development and Social Behavior in Male Mice
GEN, Aug 3, 2022.

Mechanistic Basis of Resistance to PCBs in Atlantic Tomcod from the Hudson River
Wirgin, et al., Science, Mar 11, 2011.

Revelry and Reminiscence: 50 Years of Recombinant DNA at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
By Fay Lin, PhD, GEN Biotechnology, Dec 15, 2023

Sickle Cell Salvation: The Victoria Gray Interview
By Uduak Thomas and Kevin Davies, PhD, GEN, Feb 15, 2024