Being Kind To Yourself, The Human Gene

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Humanity is diverse. The genetic code that underlies our traits has only come to light in the last century. An author tells us about the history of genetic engineering. We also find out why being kind to yourself can improve health.

Featured in this Show

  • Why Being Kind To Yourself Can Yield Incredible Benefits

    It’s easy–and sometimes fun–to beat ourselves up if we make a mistake. But dwelling on mistakes and thinking poorly about yourself could have negative impacts on your health. And new science shows that being kind to yourself can have a host of positive influences on your life. We speak with a professor of neuroscience and psychology about why we should be kinder to ourselves.

  • A Close-Up On The Human Gene

    From the discovery of the human gene to the complex ethics of genetic engineering, a guest shares an intimate history of the science of genetics–and how it affects humanity.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Rob Ferrett Producer
  • Mark Leary Guest
  • Siddhartha Mukherjee Guest

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