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Epigenetics

Cancer is a Disease of Identity: Rethinking Evolutionary Biology with Perry Marshall: PYP 433

Perry Marshall is one of the organizers of Cancer & Evolution Symposium, and a “pantomath” of the highest order. An engineer, marketer, writer, and science enthusiast, he has devoted much of the past 10 years to cracking the evolutionary code.

Marshall argues that natural selection is not the only, or even the main factor, in evolution. Instead, the organism itself exerts its will, and is an agent in its own evolution to further its own goals.

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Preparing for a Healthy Pregnancy:
Jeanne Schumacher and Debra Shapiro, MD on PYP 420

The COVID-19 pandemic is not a great time to be pregnant, according to my guests, Jeanne Schumacher and Debra Shapiro of The Pregnancy Advantage. It is, on the other hand, a terrific time to prepare to get pregnant. How does a woman do that, other than paint the nursery, give up booze, and buy a copy… Read More

How Pollution Affects Chronic Disease:
Richard Kwok on PYP 412

Richard Kwok is an environmental researcher who studies the effects of environmental pollution on human health. He’s also my neighbor, and we met while cleaning up litter and quickly discovered a lot of interests in common. While the environment doesn’t often change our genetics, it can have huge impact on our epigenetics, or how those… Read More