Tuscaloosa, AL – At times, the concepts of science and religion are in conflict. But new evidence is emerging about that debate -- on a genetic level -- with the identification of the first of many genes related to language and communication. Alabama Public Radio's Brett Tannehill reports.

Tuscaloosa, AL – In the final installment of Alabama Public Radio's DNA Files series, we look at genetics and ethnicity. As Alisa Beckwith-Ayilliath reports, science is raising new questions about the way we think about ourselves.

Tuscaloosa, AL – We revisit the Caldwell Lab at the University of Alabama where research is being done to discover the causes and potential cures for diseases such as Parkinson's. What is interesting about the lab may not be what is being researched, but who is doing the research -- college undergraduates. Alabama Public Radio's Ryan Vasquez reports.

Tuscaloosa, AL – Our DNA Files Series continues with a look at the importance of minority participation in clinical trials. Researchers are relying on community based approaches to accomplish the task of attracting more minority participants to their trials. Alabama Public Radio's Alisa Beckwith-Ayilliath reports.

Tuscaloosa, AL – There is groundbreaking work being done with Parkinson's Disease research at a little place called the Worm Shack. It's an unusual name for a place responsible for such a scientific achievement.

In this edition of The DNA Files, we take a look at the Caldwell Lab at the University of Alabama. Alabama Public Radio's Ryan Vasquez reports.

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Tuscaloosa, AL – The bulk of the nation's catfish industry is located primarily in two states -- Alabama and Mississippi. It has been a tough time, lately. Market prices have dropped, Asian imports are increasing, and southern catfish farmers are feeling the financial pinch. However, science may be providing a competitive edge by creating a bigger, healthier catfish that's ready for market more quickly. Alabama Public Radio's Butler Cain reports.