We interview Dr. Asif Maroof, a post-doctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Kevin Eggan at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute to talk about his latest paper in Nature Neuroscience describing a gene implicated in ALS a.k.a Lou Gehrig’s disease. Our science roundup includes new Alzheimer’s targets, bitter tasting genes, polio, and bacteria-fighting zinc.

Photo Reference: Courtesy of Dr. Asif Maroof