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The Dark Matters Podcast

The Dark Matters Podcast

By Matt Marder
A talk show at the intersection of science, history and culture hosted by Matt Marder and Krishna Choudhary.
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What is CRISPR?
On this episode, Matt Marder is joined by Krishna Choudhary to discuss what is CRISPR including its scientific implications for the future as well as ethical dilemmas attributed to gene editing.
50:38
July 29, 2020
What are the Possible Origins of COVID-19?
On this episode, Matt Marder is joined by Krishna Choudhary to discuss the origins of COVID-19 including the history of SARS-CoV-1 through SARS-CoV-2 and how it has evolved over time.
50:25
July 20, 2020
What is a Vaccine?
On this episode, Matt Marder is joined by Krishna Choudhary to discuss what is a vaccine, the history of vaccines and how we've handled them in the US and globally. Fact Check Update: 47:18 - Portugal is not at 411,000 but was close to 40,000 at the time. All other numbers were accurate according to reported cases at the time when this was recorded.
59:08
July 15, 2020
What is a Virus?
On this episode, Matt Marder is joined by Krishna Choudhary to discuss what is a virus, the history of viruses and how we've handled them in the US and globally.
54:43
July 7, 2020