009 - Dr. Frankenstein and Your New Heart, Three People Equals One Baby, and MSG; What's the Deal?

In this episode of the Beta Sandwich Science Podcast we discuss how researchers are dissolving the cells out of a heart, just leaving the protein scaffold in place, then repopulating that heart with stem cells; We then discuss how mitochondrial diseases may be addressed by transplanting the DNA from the affected embryo into a donor egg with properly functioning mitochondria; and Christian talks about what Grinds His Gears; In this case it poor reporting in regards to being able to sue Pharmaceutical companies.  This week's Back of the Box chemical is Mono Sodium Glutamate (MSG).