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Tracking Kennewick Man's Ancestry

OPB | Jan. 20, 2015

TUESDAY: Ever since skeletal remains were found in 1996 on the banks of the Columbia river in Kennewick, Washington, the origin and custody of those bones has been in dispute.

Peyton Marshall Imagines A Chilling Future In "Goodhouse"

OPB | Sept. 30, 2014

TUESDAY: In her debut novel "Goodhouse," Portland writer Peyton Marshall imagines a world where boys with certain genetic markers for violent tendencies are sent to prison-like boarding schools to learn "right-thinking."

OHSU Scientist Pushes Forward With Stem Cell Research

OPB | May 22, 2014

THURSDAY: Shoukhrat Mitalipov is one of the world's leading researchers on embryonic stem cells.

Fetal Genetic Testing Breakthrough

OPB | June 18, 2012

University of Washington researchers recently determined the first genome of a fetus. We'll discuss how they did it and what's in store for the future.

Living with Down Syndrome

OPB | March 21, 2012

What's it like to raise a child with Down Syndrome — or live with the condition?

Sizing Up Your Genes

OPB | Aug. 11, 2010

How is the business of direct-to-consumer genetic testing changing the field of medicine and the way we live our lives?

New Genetic Therapy

OPB | Sept. 01, 2009

Should people be able to make genetic alternations for generations to come?