Podcast Review: Nature Podcasts

There is a very interesting interview with the President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Professor Dinesh Bhugra on the Royal College of Psychiatrists website (see here). President Bhugra’s comments on tribes I thought were particularly interesting and he discusses issues including the contract of psychiatry with society, awareness campaigns and recruitment with Dr Mark Salter.

In the 11th March 2010 edition of the Nature podcast there is a brief report on a study underway to examine the RNA profiles of people who have already had their genomes sequenced. In the 4th March 2010 edition of the Nature podcast there is coverage of a remarkable genome sequencing centre in China which was responsible for the recent sequencing of the genome of a 3000 year-old man from Greenland as well as the recent sequencing of the genomes of gut bacteria. This work has been taking place in an institution formerly known as the Beijing Genomics Institute and they are undertaking a lot significant work as can be see from the above items. There are a number of western groups that have been collaborating with the BGI and they will no doubt be producing a lot of important work in the future.


You can find an index of the site here. The page contains links to all of the articles in the blog in chronological order.


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You can listen to this post on Odiogo by clicking on this link (there may be a small delay between publishing of the blog article and the availability of the podcast).

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