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Fri March 1, 2013

Infection and Genes on Science Questions Friday

Credit thinkprogress.org

A new University of Utah study released in late February reveals the rate of infections from surgeries is actually in our genes, meaning that some who get an infection as a result of surgery can blame it on their relatives, even distant ones.

Friday's Science Questions, Sheri Quinn talks to Dr. Harriet Hoff, professor of anesthesiology and associate professor from academic affairs at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

On the second half of the program, Quinn reviews the dark side of  human nature with author Barbara Oakely who talks about her latest book that explores a pathological altruism through a Utah woman convicted of murder.

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