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The GeneFood Podcast


Apr 3, 2020

Most of us are glued to the latest coronavirus news, but how often do we hear new information? Our guest today offers rare and unique insight into the pandemic that is sweeping our globe. Dr. Spencer Wells holds a PhD in biology from Harvard University and is one of the world’s leading population geneticists. From his current location on a remote island in Indonesia, Spencer has been tracking the spread of coronavirus, which he describes as “evolution in action.” We discuss a number of important topics related to the coronavirus pandemic including: asymptomatic spread, the potential for genetic susceptibility, the success of Asia, and how life in our cities may change in the wake of COVID-19.