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The Sounds of Science podcast is brought to you by GEN. Listen as members of the editorial team—Editor-in-Chief John Sterling, Technical Editor Jeff Buguliskis, and Senior News Editor Alex Philippidis—showcase innovative research, new initiatives, and important policy by interviewing thought-leaders, eminent life-science researchers, and company leaders. These short, but informative podcasts will keep you up-to-date with the latest and most important life science advances.

July 30, 2009

REFLECTIONS ON BIOTECH WITH NOBEL LAUREATE DR. PHILLIP SHARP

- Interview with Phillip Sharp, Ph.D., Professor, David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

July 23, 2009

A SYSTEMS BIOLOGY VIEW OF CANCER

- Interview with Reinhard Laubenbacher, Ph.D., Professor, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Professor, Department of Mathematics, Virginia Tech, and Adjunct Professor, Department of Cancer Biology, Wake Forest University

July 16, 2009

DELIVERING CELLS INTRANASALLY TO THE BRAIN

- Interview with William Frey, Co-Director, Alzheimer's Research Center, Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN, and Professor, Oral Biology and Pharmaceutics, University of Minnesota

July 9, 2009

NOVEL BIOMARKER FOR AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION

- Interview with Jayakrishna Ambati, M.D., Professor of Physiology and Professor and Vice Chair of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Kentucky

July 2, 2009

WHY JUNK DNA IS NOT TRASH

- Inteview with Kevin Verstrepen, Ph.D., Group Leader, Laboratory of Systems Biology, Flanders Institute for Biotechnology, and Associate Professor, Biological Engineering, Catholic University of Leuven

June 25, 2009

ALUMINUM OXIDE NANOPORE FOR DNA ANALYSIS

- Interview with Bala Murali Venkatesan, Fourth-Year Graduate Student, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

June 18, 2009

THREE-D MODEL OF CRITICAL H1N1 PROTEIN

- Interview with Sebastian Maurer-Stroh, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Bioinformatics Institute, Biopolis, Singapore

June 11, 2009

ANTIVIRAL RESPONSE LINKED TO KEY IMMUNE SYSTEM PROTEIN

- Interview with Allan Zajac, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham

June 4, 2009

THE IMPACT OF DISEASE ON HUMAN EVOLUTION

- Interview with Marleen Zuk, Ph.D., Professor of Biology at the University of California-Riverside

May 28, 2009

EARLY ALZHEIMER'S DIAGNOSIS AND POTENTIAL THERAPIES

- Interview with Hemant K. Paudel, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University, and Project Director, Bloomfield Center for Research in Aging, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, The Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General Hospital

May 21, 2009

NEW GENETIC CLUES TO BLOOD PRESSURE REGULATION

- Interview with Daniel Levy, M.D., Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Framingham Heart Study and Professor of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine

May 14, 2009

CARBON DIOXIDE TRANSPORT PROTEIN IN MICROALGAE IDENTIFIED

- Interview with Martin Spalding, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology at Iowa State University

May 7, 2009

CHINA'S CHANGING PHARMACEUTICAL LANDSCAPE

- Interview with Michael Keech, Director, Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Advisory Services Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers

April 30, 2009

FACING BIOTECH'S CHALLENGES AND SEIZING OPPORTUNITIES IN 2009

- Interview with Joshua Boger, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, and Chairman, Board of Directors, Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), and James Greenwood, President and CEO, BIO

April 23, 2009

LINKING LOW AEROBIC FITNESS AND FATTY LIVER DISEASE

- Interview with John Thyfault, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Health Scientist, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia

April 16, 2009

BIOTECHNOLOGY IN GEORGIA

- Interview with Charles Craig, President of Georgia Bio; Stephen Hill, President, Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Russell Medford, M.D., Ph.D., President and CEO, Atherogenics, Inc.

April 9, 2009

HUMAN BODY LICE mtDNAs PROVIDE PIECES TO NEW GENOMIC PUZZLE

- Interview with Stephen Barker, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Reader, School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

April 2, 2009

THE EMERGING FIELD OF NUTRIGENOMICS

- Interview with Eugene Kolker, Ph.D., Chief Data Officer, Seattle Children's Hospital, Head, Bioinformatics & High-Throughput Analysis Laboratory, Seattle Children's Research Institute and Vural Ozdemir, M.D., Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor in Bioethics, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal

March 26, 2009

IMPROVING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE TB VACCINE

- Interview with Robert Hunter Jr., M.D., Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston

March 19, 2009

HOW TO MAKE BIOINDUSTRY ALLIANCES WORK MORE EFFICIENTLY AND EFFECTIVELY

- Interview with Salima Lin, Global Strategy and Market Development Leader, IBM’s Life Science Industry