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Joanne Manaster
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"Braving a funding ban put in place by America’s top health agency, some U.S. research centers are moving ahead with attempts to grow human tissue inside pigs and sheep with the goal of creating hearts, livers, or other organs needed for transplants."
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Amgen researchers discover gene associated with lower risk of heart disease 
Researchers from Amgen Inc.’s deCode genetics unit said they have discovered a rare genetic variation that is associated with a 34% lower-than-average risk of heart disease, potentially opening up a new front in the battle against the world’s leading killer.
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Just a reminder that this is happening in just over an hour! +Kat Arney is witty and bright. She will be a great guest!
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Awww, look at him eating his "water chips".

(That's what we call lettuce around our house because certain members eat lettuce pieces like potato chips--no dip).
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An otter for +Karen Conlin :-)
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The A-team celebrating!! New job for Andy, Adam's 17th birthday, Amanda's college graduation and Abby's first day home from Ecuador. 🙂🙂
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Great milestone.... Congratulations
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Look who we've chatted with on Read Science! in 2016 so far.
+Christie Wilcox +Jason Goldman +Bethany Brookshire +paul knoepfler, Henry Petroski and +Kat Arney
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Get ahold of this wonderful audiobook about Alexander von Humboldt for only $4.95 today!
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cool, thanks! I've been thinking about getting that one anyway :-)
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On now!!
 
Joanne and Jeff welcome +Kat Arney  PhD., the author of Herding Hemingway's Cats: Understanding How Genes Work to talk about the latest in Molecular Biology in her fun and slightly irreverent style! This will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 3:30 EDT/2:30 CDT
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Joanne Manaster. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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yes ma'am I'm watching now via +YouTube 
and its kinda choppy but good so far 10 or so mins into it .
And if I missed the update or invite I sincerely apologize
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Tomorrow at 3:30 EDT, Read Science! welcomes +Kat Arney to talk about her new book! https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c2cb23kf44jhkmj895hhnhc0498
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cool, I like her Naked Scientist genetics podcast
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My high school age son doing physics homework at his sister's college of engineering convocation. I dare him to yell, "is there anyone here who can help me with this physics problem?" 😄
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Time invested is rewarding
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Expert science video host and speaker

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Former international model


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I'm listed on Mashable as having one of 25 twitter accounts that will make you smarter. I've dissected a (dead) human being (legally). Unrelated to the first statement, I've modeled a bikini in an ice plant and ski wear at Yokohoma Port in 95 F heat and so much more in the name of fashion. Professional modeling is pretty much as ridiculous as you see on Next Top Model :) If you want proof that the world isn't totally backward, I'm more well known now for science outreach than I ever was for modeling, although modeling is more lucrative (oh wait, we're backward again, aren't we?).
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I am a faculty lecturer at the University of Illinois, teaching cutting edge biology: genomics, evolution and medicine and emerging infectious diseases.
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  • University of Illinois
    I taught cell biology and histology labs and now teach advanced science courses online and do much science outreach!, 1991 - present
  • Scientific American
    Freelance, 2011 - 2014
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Champaign, IL
Previously
in the Air Force - most interestingly, Guam - Tokyo - New York - among others