What the Helix Podcast 6, Square the Circle

What the Helix Podcast 6Hi listeners,

This week on Helix we got lots of answers, and even more questions. On the podcast we heavily discussed why we’re loving to hate Constance Sutton, why we hate that we won’t get #BANANA, as well as venturing into biomedical questions about the purposes of the virus and genetics with an example of how people with sickle cell anemia are able to survive malaria. Below the screenshots of key moments is a link to an article about about, that is much more scientific, and much less rambly than Shannon’s theories and thoughts about the virus.

Key Moments:

Quote on Sickle Cell Anemia and Malaria:

In a study that challenges currently held views, researchers unravel the molecular mechanism whereby sickle cell hemoglobin confers a survival advantage against malaria, the disease caused by Plasmodium infection.

Source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110428123931.htm

So, what thoughts and theories do you have about this week’s episode Survivor Zero? Let us know in the comments!

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