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Moira Gunn - How U.S. Laws Affect Stem Cell Research

Complete video at: Host of NPR's Tech Nation and BioTech Nation Dr. Moira Gunn discusses ways in which current U.S. law presents challenges for American stem cell researchers. ----- "The Five Biggest Biotech Challenges Facing America" with Moira Gunn. Biotech is coming of age. It's time to incorporate it into national public health policies, says Gunn, and to re-examine policies on genetically modified foods and revisit the economics of biofuels. Drawing on extensive research and hundreds of her own radio interviews, Gunn presents Five for the Future that show biotech is here and on a roll. Moira Gunn is host of the radio programs Tech Nation and BioTech Nation, aired by National Public Radio. Tech Nation episodes are normally based on an interview with the author of a science or technology book. BioTech Nation is based on interviews with significant people in the field of bio-technology, as well as regular discussions with science journalist David Ewing Duncan. Tech Nation and BioTech Nation programs are also published as podcasts by IT Conversations. Gunn's early career included work at NASA on large-scale scientific computation and global communications, with special emphasis in infrared satellite image processing, computational fluid dynamics, and global climate and weather modeling. She also did work in robotics engineering at IBM, Morton Thiokol, United Technologies/Pratt and Whitney, Lockheed-Martin, Rolls-Royce, and the US Navy. Gunn has a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and an M.A. in computer science.
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