with host ... 
                                                                Dr. Moira Gunn

Recent Programs

Air Date: October 18, 2016  

 PBS Nova columnist ANIL ANANTHASWAMY about “The Man Who Wasn’t There … Investigations into the Strange New Science of the Self”. And on BioTech Nation, STEVE HURST, the President & CEO of Savant HWP. We hear about an emergent treatment for cocaine addiction, work in the tropical disease Leishmaniasis, and the unexpected link between addiction to dopamine in Parkinson’s patients.  this show's podcast

Air Date: October 11, 2016  

 Data Scientist Dr. CATHY O’NEIL about her book, “Weapons of ‘Math’ Destruction … How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy.” Then on BioTech Nation, a new approach to achieving health with a compromised immune system. Dr. DAVID JOHNSON is the Founder, President & CEO of GigaGen. And critically-ill newborns get the genetic information they need … and fast. GAVIN STONE is the Vice President for Marketing at EdicoGenome in San Diego.   this show's podcast

Air Date: October 4, 2016  

 DAN MOTE, the President of the National Academy of Engineering. They talk about the difference between technology and engineering. Then on BioTech Nation, SIR JOHN CHISHOLM, head of Genomics England and the 100,000 Genomes Project.   this show's podcast

Air Date: September 27, 2016  

 ROSS KING, the author of Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lillies. Then on BioTech Nation, upping the game for wearables – NOAH KONIG from Cambridge Cognition and BEN FEHNERT from The CTRL Group, talk about their new venture, Cognition Kit. Measuring cognition along with the impact of medications, and opening up these measurements for others to develop applications.  this show's podcast

Air Date: September 20, 2016  

 AL RAMADAN, DAVE PETERSON, and CHRIS LOCHHEAD, the authors of “Play Bigger - How Pirates, Dreamers, and Innovators Create and Dominate Markets”. Then on BioTech Nation, GEORGE YEH, the President of Taiwan-based TLC Biotherapeutics, tells us about their efforts to make treatments for Aged-related Macular Degeneration last longer, and Dr. CHUCK SHERWOOD, President & CEO of Anika Therapeutics, on how Anika is bringing three Osteoarthritis treatments, approved in Europe, to the US market.  this show's podcast

Air Date: September 13, 2016  

 ROBERT CIALDINI, Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University, and author, “Pre-suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade”. Then on BioTech Nation, DR. DANIEL KRAFT, the Chair of Medicine at Singularity University. He’s the Founder of Exponential Medicine, the annual fall conference each year in San Diego, which brings together people interested in the frontiers of medicine, and the technology that can drive it.    this show's podcast

Air Date: September 6, 2016  

 DANIEL LEVITIN, Dean of Social Sciences at the Minerva Schools at KGI, and author of “A Field Guide to Lies – Critical Thinking in the Information Age”. Then on BioTech Nation, the second installment in our two-part series on Women in biotech venture capital. It’s WENDE HUTTON, NINA KJELLSON and JULIE PAPANEK, all from Canaan Partners.   this show's podcast

Air Date: August 30, 2016  

 SHARON VOSMEK, the CEO of Astia, providing capital, connections, and guidance highly-innovative, women-led ventures around the globe. Then on BioTech Nation, the first of a two-part series on Women in biotech venture capital: DR. MARIANNE DE BACKER, the Vice President for Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Janssen Business Development.    this show's podcast

Air Date: August 23, 2016   

 Stanford Professor HANK GREELY about “The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction”. Then on BioTech Nation, the winner of BIO’s Future Maker 2016 Award - Dr. HOWARD JACOBS from the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, Alabama.    this show's podcast

Air Date: August 16, 2016   

 DR SANDRA AAMODT, the author of “Why Diets Make Us Fat … The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss.” Then on BioTech Nation, looking for new drugs … in the ocean. DR. EDUARDO ESQUENAZI, the Founder and CEO of Sirenas Marine Discovery, talks about bioprospecting.   this show's podcast

Air Date: August 9, 2016    

 DR. SHAI GOZANI, President & CEO of Neurometrix. It’s about treating chronic pain with a small device strapped to your calf. Apparently … it’s all in your brain. Then on BioTech Nation, DR. THEODORA ROSS, the Director of Cancer Genetics Program at Southwestern Medical Center talks about cancer susceptibility genes. Her book is “A Cancer in the Family … Take Control of Your Genetic Inheritance”  this show's podcast

Air Date: August 2, 2016

Tech Nation broadcasts from the International Biotechnology Conference, BIO 2016 in San Francisco. This week’s guests are JIM GREENWOOD, President and CEO of BIO, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, MIKE MAY, Editorial Director, Scientific American WorldView 2016, and YALI FRIEDMAN, its head of Data Analytics, ROGER CRYSTAL, the CEO of Opiant Pharmaceuticals, and GARETH WILLIAMS with Marks & Clerk International Intellectual Property Firm.   this show's podcast

Air Date: July 26, 2016

 SC MOATTI about her background with Facebook, Trulia and Nokia, and her book, “Mobilized …. An insider’s guide to the business and future of connected technology”. Then on BioTech Nation, how much do we know about the clinical trials behind drugs approved by the FDA? JENNIFER MILLER, the Founder and President of Bioethics, International and a professor at NYU Medical School, talks about the Good Pharma Scorecard.    this week's podcast

Air Date: July 19, 2016

  Journalist BRIAN CHRISTIAN & UC Berkeley Professor TOM GRIFFITHS, the Director of the Computational Cognitive Science Lab about their book, “Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions”. Then on Biotech Nation, it’s all about Youth Rally, an annual camp for kids and teens with conditions of the bowel and bladder. We’ll hear from its chair, PAUL HASTINGS, who is also the President and CEO of OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, as well as Youth Rally’s, APRIL GIMLEN, and EMILY MALLAR.    this week's podcast

Air Date: July 12, 2016

 the founding executive editor at Wired magazine, KEVIN KELLY, about “The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 technological forces that will shape our future.” Then on Biotech Nation, looking for cancer cells in the blood. DR. PAUL DEMPSEY, Chief Scientific Officer of Cynvenio Biosystems talks about their technology and an ongoing clinical study of women with breast cancer.   this week's podcast


Air Date: July 5, 2016

  Johns Hopkins professor DR. DAVID LINDEN about “Touch … The Science of Hand, Heart, and Mind.” Then on BioTech Nation, ANTHONY RAESIDE, the Head of Research at The Evaluate Group in London. He’ll preview the global pharmaceutical industry and give us a look ahead to 2020, and on BioIssue of the Week with David Ewing Duncan, it’s President Obama’s announcement about a precision medicine initiative.   this week's podcast


 Air Date: June 28, 2016

  MIT professor DAVID MINDELL about “Our Robots, Ourselves: Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy.” He’s out to dispel the “persistent misconceptions about robots.” Then on BioTech Nation, PAUL PERRAULT, the CEO of CSL Behring, on their long history from the Spanish flu a century ago to Hemophilia today, and SHANE KOVACS from PTC Therapeutics, on nonsense mutations and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.    this week's podcast


Air Date: June 21, 2016

 DR CHARLOTTE JACOBS, the author of “Jonas Salk: A Life”. They re-visit 1950’s America under the threat of Polio – what did science know and what had it gotten wrong? Then on BioTech Nation, JAY LICHTER, co-founder of Otonomy,  tells us about his diagnosis of Menieres disease, and how, as a venture capitalist, he decided to start a company to find better treatment options on the spot.    this week's podcast