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Episode 74: Optogenetics

In this episode, the Nerd Absurd crew discusses optogenetics, a new technology that allows scientists to reprogram cells using light.  Our guest, Oguz Yetkin, a PhD student at the University of Texas at Arlington, explains how this new technology works and its implications in disease treatment.  Meanwhile, the Nerd Absurd crew bickers about whether or not optogenetics can be used to create a race of brain-washed zombies.