Kevin McKernan: Genomics, PCR, COVID Testing, mRNA Vaccines, Blockchain Technology, Psilocybin Mushroom & Cannabis Genomes | #58
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Kevin McKernan is a renowned leader in DNA sequencing technology. He led a research team part of the original Human Genome Project and is the founder and Chief Science Officer of Medicinal Genomics, a life sciences company that distributes genetics-based platforms for quality and safety testing of legal cannabis.
Nick and Kevin discussed the Cannabis genome, the genome of Psilocybe cubensis (magic mushrooms); Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technology, how it works, and how it's used for COVID-19 testing; cannabinoids such as cannabidiol (CBD) and recent research indicating their potential anti-SARS-CoV-2 effects; blockchain technology for genomics data; and mRNA vaccines and SARS-CoV-2.
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