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Hand Transplant, DNA and a Backwards Heart

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An astrophysicist discovers wild parallels in her research and romantic life; a surgeon details his involvement in one of the world's first-ever hand transplants; and a geneticist is called to testify in a murder case and lays the groundwork for DNA fingerprinting as forensic evidence.

Janna Levin. Photo by Sarah Stacke.

A young astrophysicist finds wild parallels in her research and personal life.

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A surgeon details his involvement in one of the world's first-ever hand transplants.

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Two defense attorneys ask for help from an unlikely source - a scientist.

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Janna Levin

An astrophysicist discovers wild parallels in her research and romantic life.

Jana’s husband, Warren, with their son. Photo courtesy Janna Levin.

The music video for Warren Malone’s song “Whole Life Blues”, featuring their son. You can listen to more of Warren’s songs on Spotify.

The song that Janna references in her story, “A Thousand Tiny Pieces” by Sean Hayes is available on iTunes.

 

Kodi Azari

A surgeon details his involvement in one of the world’s first-ever hand transplants.

Kodi arm-wrestles his hand transplant patient. Photo courtesy Kodi Azari.

The music featured in this episode…

The Drift – Uncanny Valley - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

Tin Hat Trio – Lauren’s Lullaby - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

Tin Hat Trio – Invisible Mobile - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

Tin Hat Trio – Hotel Aurora - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify