15-22 Segment 1: Cheaper Breast Cancer Gene Testing


Synopsis: Testing for breast cancer genes BRCA-1 and 2 has been inaccessible to many women due to extremely high cost. Now a new $249 breast cancer gene test is available. Experts discuss whether this changes who should be tested and the ramifications of widespread testing.

Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Annette Bar-Cohen, Executive Director, Center for Advocacy Training, National Breast Cancer Coalition; Dr. Charis Eng, Professor and Chair, Genomic Medical Institute, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute

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15-22 Segment 2: The Science of Smell


Synopsis: The sense of smell evokes powerful memories and makes food taste good, but it also has important functions in interpersonal relations and personal safety. Experts discuss the science behind it.

Host: Nancy Benson. Guests: Dr. Charles Wysocki, Behavioral Neuroscientist Emeritus, Monell Chemical Senses Center; Neil Pasricha, author, The Book of Awesome

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