Friday, August 17, 2018

Genetic Jackpot Episode 10: How secure is your genetic information online?

Data breaches are all too common today, ranging from retails to credit companies.

In June, we learned that MyHeritage had a data breach that impacted 92 million users. How serious was the database breach and how can you fight back and prevent the damage?

In this episode, we talk to Burton Kelso, a cyber-security and technology expert out of Kansas City to discuss data breaches and possible solutions.

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Saturday, August 4, 2018

Genetic Jackpot Episode 9: Exploring the link between weight loss, diet and genetics


How important are your genes when it comes to fitting in your jeans? In this week’s episode of Genetic Jackpot, we explore how genes can impact obesity and the food you like.

We speak to Emily Brown of Genetic Garden about how your genes, diet and overall health can be connected.

We also have a discussion about the obesity gene and while it may exist, it doesn’t serve as a permanent road map to your life and Nick shares his story of his 320-pound weight loss journey.


  Episode 8: The backlog of thousands of untested rape kits

  Episode 7: Chicago news anchor’s journey to Africa for answers

  Episode 6: Helping younger generations become aware of DNA

  Episode 5: DNA’s Role in the Golden State Killer Case

  Episode 4: Opening up the “Pandora’s Box”

  Episode 3: Pets and DNA

  Episode 2: To test or not to test?

  Episode #1: An introduction to The Genetic Jackpot