PNAS Podcasts

Ambassador Deborah Birx

Ambassador Deborah Birx discusses international efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/C. Goldsmith.
October 6, 2014 | Running Time: 5:59

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Francesco Pennacchio

Elaine Mardis discusses how next generation sequencing technology is helping the Pan-Cancer Initiative gain a molecular understanding of cancer. Image © iStockphoto/photo 168.
September 15, 2014 | Running Time: 6:21

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David Schaffer

David Schaffer describes how to culture human stem cells in a fully-defined, scalable 3D medium. Image courtesy of Yuguo Lei.
September 2, 2014 | Running Time: 6:00

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Sadovsky and Coyne

Brian Kaspar discusses the role of astrocyte cells in the motor neuron disease ALS. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Bruno Pascal.
August 18, 2014 | Running Time: 6:01

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Erik Petigura and Geoffrey Marcy

Frank McCormick discusses a National Cancer Institute-led effort to turn a well-known cancer-causing protein into a viable drug target. Image courtesy of Anne Weston/Wellcome.
August 4, 2014 | Running Time: 4:27

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James Collins

James Collins explains how researchers can rewire bacterial cells and control multiple genes simultaneously within a single cell. Image courtesy of iStockphoto/zmeel.
July 21, 2014 | Running Time: 4:03

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Front Matter in PNAS

PNAS is known for its wealth of interesting, vibrant research articles and plays a key role in the development of science and scientific discussion. However, not everyone has the time or inclination to dive deep into the research papers we publish. As a result, we have launched an expanded front section of PNAS aimed at a more general level of discussion, tackling the stories of science in interesting ways.