NPR put together a panel of scientists to talk about genomic variation and its link to many common diseases. Speakers include David Valle and Aravinda Chakravarti from Johns Hopkins, as well as Lawrence Brody from NHGRI and David Goldstein from Duke. Discussion also got around to new studies, such as the latest findings about genome-based differences in how people fight off HIV infection.

 

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