Hand Transplant, DNA and a Backwards Heart

A special live edition of The Moth's collaboration with The World Science Festival. Astrophysicist Janna Levin (pictured) discovers wild parallels in her research and romantic life. Surgeon Kodi Azari details his involvement in one of the world's first-ever hand transplants. And geneticist Eric S. Lander is called to testify in a murder case and lays the groundwork for DNA fingerprinting as forensic evidence. Hosted by Jay Allison.

Learn more or listen again to this week's episode, which originally aired on December 8, 2013.

Banner image: Sarah Stacke