Series: The Andelot Series on Current Science Controversies

Gene Editing
Promises and Challenges

May 19th, 2017 Part of: .

GENE EDITING: Promises and Challenges Presented jointly with NBC News Digital May 19, 2017 In labs and in clinical trials, scientists are seeking ways to rewrite DNA, a building block of life. Tools such as zinc-finger nucleases (ZFNs), TAL effector nucleases (TALENs) and, more recently, CRISPR/Cas9 have the power to seek out and replace faulty Read More…

Hormone-Altering Chemicals
Fertility and Health Implications

January 31st, 2017 Part of: .

HORMONE-ALTERING CHEMICALS: Fertility and Health Implications Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Many of the products we use every day — drinking bottles, cosmetics, furniture, toys — can contain endocrine disruptors, chemicals that affect human health by altering the body’s natural hormones. Pregnancy and fetal development represent an especially sensitive life stage that may be uniquely vulnerable Read More…

Chemical Exposures and the Brain
The Flint Water Crisis and More

February 19th, 2016 Part of: .

CHEMICAL EXPOSURES AND THE BRAIN: The Flint Water Crisis and More Presented in Collaboration with PRI’s The World & WGBH Part of THE ANDELOT SERIES ON CURRENT SCIENCE CONTROVERSIES The water crisis gripping Flint, Michigan has exposed thousands of children to unsafe lead levels, triggering a federal emergency declaration and national conversation about basic public health Read More…

Climate Change
Health and Disease Threats

December 16th, 2015 Part of: .

CLIMATE CHANGE: Health and Disease Threats Presented in Collaboration with The GroundTruth Project Part of The Andelot Series on Current Science Controversies The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris has produced a landmark agreement to slow global warming. Among the conference’s discussions, though, the health impacts of climate change have featured less prominently on Read More…

Living the Best Life Possible
Doctor and Patient Conversations About Serious Illness and Mortality

March 17th, 2015 Part of: .

This Forum event with examine “Living the Best Life Possible: Doctor and Patient Conversations About Serious Illness and Mortality.”

Treatment as Prevention
Can We Treat Our Way Out of the AIDS Epidemic?

December 1st, 2014 Part of: .

[FORUM VIDEO] Could “treatment as prevention” prove to be the strategy to finally end the AIDS epidemic?

Battling Drug-Resistant Superbugs
Can We Win?

February 5th, 2014 Part of: .

[FORUM VIDEO] This Forum event examined the public health menace posed by antimicrobial resistance and the steps to be undertaken to fight the “superbugs.”

The Next Pandemic
Are We Ready?

November 13th, 2013 Part of: .

[FORUM VIDEO] This Forum event examined current pandemic preparedness in the face of MERS and H7N9.