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Genetics Unzipped podcast: Up The Garden Path

Posted by on June 11th, 2019

Get lost in the Valley of Hybridisation in the Genetics Society’s medal-winning garden at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: The Seeds of a Great Idea

Posted by on May 23rd, 2019

We take the train with William Bateson, seek the secrets of snapdragons and build an army of MinIONs.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: The Zero Dollar Genome

Posted by on May 9th, 2019

In this episode of Genetics Unzipped we talk to pioneering geneticist George Church about his plans for the ‘Zero Dollar Genome.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: The case of the missing chromosomes

Posted by on May 8th, 2019

Everyone knows that humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes. But back in the 1930s, the correct answer would have been 24. So what happened?

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Not just ‘the wife’ – the overlooked stories of women in genetics

Posted by on March 30th, 2019

In this episode from our series exploring 100 ideas in genetics, we’re telling the often-overlooked stories of four women who helped to shape the science of life: Esther Lederberg, Harriet Creighton, Tsuneko Okazaki and Martha Chase.

Genetics Unzipped podcast – Interview with Mary-Claire King

Posted by on March 20th, 2019

In this episode of Genetics Unzipped we have a very special interview with leading geneticist Mary-Claire King.

Genetics Unzipped podcast – Supermodels of science

Posted by on February 28th, 2019

 In this episode from our series exploring 100 ideas in genetics, we’re entering the glamorous world of modelling, meeting the supermodels… of science. We’re taking a look at some of the field’s top models – the eclectic collection of organisms that have been put to work in the lab to reveal the secrets of biology.[…]

Genetics Unzipped podcast – 006 – Big Fat Failure

Posted by on February 23rd, 2019

In this episode we’re looking at the genetics of failure – why we fail to lose weight thanks to our genes, and why ignoring genetic information and DNA diversity leads to billions of dollars being wasted on drugs that don’t work. Cambridge University neuroscientist Giles Yeo talks about his new book, Gene Eating: The science[…]

The BSDB Archive now available at the John Innes Centre

Posted by on February 19th, 2019

The BSDB Archive covers 70 years of our society’s history, providing deep insights into its early years, its long trail of scientific conferences, workshops and committee meetings; it includes an almost complete collection of the many newsletters that have been published since issue 1 came out in 1979. A year ago, many of the archive’s[…]

EmbryoPhenomics: An open-source technological platform

Posted by on February 5th, 2019

Tills O, Spicer JI, Grimmer A, Marini S, Jie VW, Tully E, Rundle SD. 2018. A high-throughput and open-source platform for embryo phenomics. PLOS Biology, 16:1-19. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3000074 Background A seasoned graduate student gave me some valuable advice at the outset of my PhD. She told me to FIND A BETTER WAY!  We were both working on[…]