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In the Balance: Bringing Science to Justice with David Faigman:  Autonomy on Endless Trial: The Promise and Perils of Predictive Testing for Alzheimers Disease (Podcast)
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00:55:10
What if your brain showed signs of Alzheimers diseasedecades before any symptoms occurred? Would you want to know? Alzheimers disease, which cant be slowed, stopped, or prevented, is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Alzheimers Association. Among older Americans, Alzheimers is more feared than any other disease, including cancer, stroke, heart disease, and diabetes. Research suggests that the molecular changes of Alzheimers disease and other dementias may occur up to two decades before symptoms appear. Clinicians are able to clarify diagnoses of Alzheimers disease using molecular biomarkers found through techniques such as lumbar punctures or molecular brain scans. Someday, these techniques could be applied to cognitively normal people to predict whether or not theyll develop the disease. But should they? Professional societies have cautioned against this use, given the lack of proven treatments to prevent Alzheimers disease in cognitively normal individuals who test positive. Many of us would value knowing this health information, either in its own right or to help us plan for our futures. But society hasnt caught up to living with a brain at risk. There are laws prohibiting employment insurance discrimination based on our genetic information; however these laws dont apply to molecular biomarkers. Those who seek predictive testing may also face serious, unintended consequences from receiving this information.

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Date: May 24, 2016
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Law Neuroscience

Keywords: law neuroscience alzheimer's


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Miscellaneous:  Future of Medicine (Clip)
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01:27:40
An evening of conversation on the Future of Medicine with Dr. Leroy Hood, President of the Institute for Systems Biology, and Dr. Deepak Srivastava, Younger Family Director of the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: June 5, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: future, medicine, exploratorium, dr. leroy hood, institute for systems biology, biology, deepak srivastava, gladstone institute of cardiovascular disease, science, dennis bartels


Origins: Cold Spring Harbor:  Dr. Francis Collins (Webcast)
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00:20:25
Dr. Francis Collins is the Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, which is responsible for coordinating the government-sponsored effort to map and sequence the entire human genome, considered by many as one of the most important scientific undertakings of our time. Dr. Collins is a physician and geneticist whose own work led to the identification of the genes for cystic fibrosis, neurofibromatosis, and Huntington's disease. In this Webcast, Dr. Collins explains the different strategies for finding disease genes, the competition between public and private efforts to decode the human genome, and the next steps for the Human Genome Project, now that the first accurate gene maps have been created.

Project: Origins: Unwinding DNA at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory | Browse All

Date: March 1, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: disease genes, dna sequence variation, completion of the human genome project, dna genome sequence of other animals, comparison of dna genome sequencing, evolution, comparing genomes, conflict of religion and science, moral values, ethical decisions, interent tech


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Memory:  Dr. Arthur Shimamura: Memory & Alzheimer's Disease (Webcast)
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1:08:44
U.C. Berkeley Professor of Psychology Dr. Arthur Shimamura will discuss what we know about the effects of aging on human memory and its relation to Alzheimer's Disease. Find out how the brain stores and retrieves information, and learn new techniques that may help improve your memory.

Project: Memory | Browse All

Date: November 4, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology

Keywords: memory, arthur shimamura, aging, brain, alzheimer's disease


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