Question of the Week Podcast

Question of the Week episode

Sun, 18th Sep 2011

Is modern medicine affecting the human gene pool?

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If babies are born by caesarian and modern medicine allows many more people to survive to adulthood, will the human gene pool be affected? We explore this huuuge question in a very concise Question of the Week. Plus, we ask why it is that wine and cheese complement each other so well.

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  • Is modern medicine affecting the human gene pool?

    Over the past 100 years, and much more so in the past 40 years, medical science has been able to save an increasing number of babies (and mothers) being born that would have not survived if they had been born at any other time in human history. Complications that would have eith...



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