28 episodes

Where does a medical cure come from? 100 years ago, it wasn't uncommon for scientists to test medicines by taking a dose themselves. As medical technologies get cheaper and more accessible, patients and DIY tinkerers are trying something similar—and mainstream medicine is racing to catch up. Prognosis explores the leading edge of medical advances, and asks who gets—or should get—access to them. We look at how innovation happens, when it fails, and what it means to the people with a disease trying to feel better, live longer, or avoid death.

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    • 4.3, 136 Ratings

Where does a medical cure come from? 100 years ago, it wasn't uncommon for scientists to test medicines by taking a dose themselves. As medical technologies get cheaper and more accessible, patients and DIY tinkerers are trying something similar—and mainstream medicine is racing to catch up. Prognosis explores the leading edge of medical advances, and asks who gets—or should get—access to them. We look at how innovation happens, when it fails, and what it means to the people with a disease trying to feel better, live longer, or avoid death.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
136 Ratings

136 Ratings

keeptryan87 ,

Personable Stories, abrupt ads

I enjoy listening to the stories in the podcast but find that the midstory ads are intrusive and lack transitions, breaking my concentration.

Jen's_Atari2600 ,

K. V. Brown’s voice

What little content I heard, was intriguing & well-produced. But halfway through my very first episode today, I found myself laughingly trying to imitate Kristen V. Brown’s scratchy “valley-girl” drawl. I used to talk like this in junior high. :) I’m sorry to discover it is permissible to narrate like this. Thank you for your efforts, & for unintentionally bringing up funny memories of my preteen days. I am apparently too shallow to appreciate the rest of your work.

CAlistener ,

Great subject

I find that information very interesting but I wish the announcer wouldn’t pause so much while he reads his script -
it’s rather distracting

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