TRC #488: Urine-Based Test For Sex Of Fetus + How Many Neurons?

The crew has the week off but still brings you a new fact-filled TRC! Cristina and Pat chat with Ryan Armstrong from Post-Truth Health and Bad Science Watch. He tells us whether urine-based tests coming to Canada can determine the sex of a fetus during pregnancy. Next Darren delivers a promised follow-up to his segment about neurons asking how many neurons does the human brain have?

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Ryan Armstrong

Post-Truth Health

Bad Science Watch

Ryan on Twitter

How Many Neurons?


Animals by neuron

The Guardian

Paper – Equal numbers of neuronal and nonneuronal cells make the human brain an isometrically scaled-up primate brain

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