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Each episode of Distillations podcast takes a deep-dive into a moment of science-related history in order to shed light on the present.

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    • History

Each episode of Distillations podcast takes a deep-dive into a moment of science-related history in order to shed light on the present.

    Science and Disability: Is Seeing Believing?

    Science and Disability: Is Seeing Believing?

    Everyone knows that observation is a key part of the scientific method, but what does that mean for scientists who can’t see?

    • 40 min
    Collecting Monstrosity

    Collecting Monstrosity

    The surprising origins of developmental embryology.

    • 37 min
    Preview: New Season Coming August 4th!

    Preview: New Season Coming August 4th!

    Our new season starts August 4th! 

    • 4 min
    BONUS EPISODE: Pandemic Perspectives with Magda Marquet

    BONUS EPISODE: Pandemic Perspectives with Magda Marquet

    In this episode we talk with Magda Marquet, a biochemical engineer and an entrepreneur. Marquet has spent decades working on DNA vaccines, one of the many techniques being used to create a vaccine for Covid-19. She sits on the board of Arcturus Therapeutics, which is developing a vaccine for the disease. She tells us about how a company she co-founded, AltheaDx, is taking on the mental health crisis, which has been exacerbated by the pandemic.

    • 23 min
    BONUS EPISODE: Pandemic Perspectives with Robert Langer

    BONUS EPISODE: Pandemic Perspectives with Robert Langer

    The MIT chemical engineer and entrepreneur talks about Moderna Therapeutics, a company he helped start, and his work developing a way for vaccines to self-boost in the body.

    • 23 min
    BONUS EPISODE: Pandemic Perspectives with Mark Stevenson

    BONUS EPISODE: Pandemic Perspectives with Mark Stevenson

    In this episode we talk to Mark Stevenson, the chief operating officer of Thermo Fisher Scientific, an instrumentation company that has designed a diagnostic test for the novel coronavirus. The company is also working on a serology test, which will determine who has already had the virus. He tells us how the company developed those tests and the role they play in managing this pandemic.

    • 24 min

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