GOOD NEWS: Can Zebrafish Beat Childhood Cancer?
In Episode 75, Quinn & Brian discussed: Beating the crap out of childhood cancer with science and... zebrafish?
Our guests are Dr. Jaclyn Taroni and Dr. Genevieve Kendall. Dr. Kendall is a Postdoctoral scholar at UT Southwestern Medical Center who utilizes zebrafish genetic models to understand how pediatric muscle cancers develop and better identify any therapies we can use to treat it. Dr. Taroni is a Principal Data Scientist at the Childhood Cancer Data Lab, an initiative of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, and her job is to help childhood cancer researchers like Dr. Kendall use data to answer some of the most important questions in the field.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: fuck kid cancer. This conversation gets really nerdy and is surprisingly fun, and it offers some much-needed perspective — because there ARE people out there smarter than us using science to solve problems that may seem impossible from our positions at home right now.
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- Dr. Kendall on Twitter: twitter.com/genkendall
- Read: “Zebrafish expose tumor pathway in childhood muscle cancer”
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