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Arwen Curry

Arwen Curry is Associate Producer of TV at KQED Science. She comes to KQED from documentary film, and is director of Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, a feature documentary about the influential science fiction writer. She was Associate Producer of the films Regarding Susan Sontag, American Jerusalem: Jews and the Making of San Francisco, EAMES: The Architect & The Painter, Utopia in Four Movements, and co-produced and directed Stuffed, a short film about compulsive hoarding. Arwen was editor of the punk magazine Maximum Rock 'n' Roll, and has been a contributor to Radio Lab and McSweeney’s. She is a Bay Area native and a graduate of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

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Click to “Like” My Genome: Part Two

KQED Science | December 17, 2013 | 1 Comment

Click to “Like” My Genome: Part Two

The FDA challenge may hurt the personal genetics industry in the short run. No traits, no health risks -- no fun. But the company is still allowed to show ancestry results. 23andMe's map of my distant relations offered a glimpse of the movement of people across the world. The more people who joined and shared their genomes, the more comprehensive a picture we could form of a global family tree. A day might come when I would know precisely how related I was to, for example -- you.

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Click to “Like” My Genome: Home Genetic Testing Goes Social

KQED Science | September 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Click to “Like” My Genome: Home Genetic Testing Goes Social

Before gene sequencing, life was a like a video game: you’d run along, dealing with obstacles as they came up. Now we can learn more about what genetic dangers may lay ahead. KQED Science producer Arwen Curry decided to get in the game.

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Career Spotlight: Bioengineer

KQED Science | May 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Career Spotlight: Bioengineer

Tejal Desai is a bioengineering professor at UC San Francisco who is investigating new treatments for diabetes. Using nanotechnology, she is developing a tiny capsule that contains pancreatic cells that produce insulin.

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Career Spotlight: Population Geneticist

KQED Science | May 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Career Spotlight: Population Geneticist

Ryan Hernandez is an assistant professor at UC San Francisco in the department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences. His lab studies patterns of genetic variation between human populations.

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Career Spotlight: Neurobiologist

KQED Science | May 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Career Spotlight: Neurobiologist

Eva LaDow is a post-doctoral fellow at the Gladstone Institutes of Neurological Disease. Her project aims to determine whether any drugs already approved by the FDA may also be used to treat ALS.

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