Monthly Archives: April 2011

Our Bodies, Our Genes, Ourselves

Just a couple of weeks ago we celebrated the anniversary of a truly momentous scientific occasion — the completion of the Human Genome Project. Earlier this millennium a team of researchers mapped the entire human genome, ushering in what was … Continue reading

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Calorie Counts, Food Choice, and the War on Obesity

Earlier this month, New York State Health Commissioner Nirav Shah went on a tour of shopping mall food courts to declare war on obesity. Two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. The economic impact of this epidemic is enormous — … Continue reading

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Back in the saddle – The first of my bimonthly commentaries for Northeast Public Radio

I’d be the first person to admit that I’ve been extremely inconsistent about posting on this and other blogs. That’s all about to change, thanks to my friends at WAMC in Albany, NY. I’m now doing a bimonthly (at first) … Continue reading

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