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Einstein A Go Go - 7 February 2016

February 7th, 2016

Episode 364 of 400 episodes

In the studio this week Dr. Shane returns from his summer break with Dr Krystal, Dr Lauren and Dr Ray. This Week's News:The Francis Crick institute has been given the green light to use CRISPR-Cas9. A team of biologists led by Dr. Rainer Hedrich of Universität Würzburg have discovered that a Venus Fly trap can count. Researchers at Oxford University and the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) have modelled that man-made climate change had made the floods, associated with Storm Desmond - 40% more likely, with the estimate of the increased likelihood ranging between 5% and 80%. Edgar Mitchell, the last Apollo 14 astronaut who walked on moon, has died aged 85. First guest via Skype call: Dr James Watson, Wildlife Conservation Society and University of Queensland, who talks about how the World is failing to protect is migratory birds. Second guest (in the studio): Nicole Lake, PhD Student, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, who talks about mitochondrial disease. Dr Shane's Book Review: The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments by George Johnson (2008). Program page: http://www.rrr.org.au/program/einstein-a-go-go/Facebook page: Einstein A Go GoTwitter: https://twitter.com/einstein_agogo