Everyone knows that humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes. But back in the 1930s, the correct answer would have been 24. So what happened?
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.
In this episode of Genetics Unzipped we have a very special interview with leading geneticist Mary-Claire King.
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.[…]
Every fortnight, between the British Library and the St Pancras station, inside a wooden room in the ground floor of the Francis Crick Institute, four scientists discuss the present breakthroughs in science. Unlike other discussions happening in this room, this one will reach many other Spanish-speaking people around the world. We are talking about “En[…]
In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped, Kat Arney is exploring some more of the leading 100 ideas in genetics. She’s been digging around in the genetic vegetable patch in search of flavourful GM tomatoes, chunky onion genomes and Mendelian peas. Available on Apple podcasts/iTunes, Spotify and all good podcast apps, and online at GeneticsUnzipped.com If you[…]
In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped, Kat Arney is reporting back from the Genetics Society’s Autumn meeting – Genotype to Phenotype to Fitness – asking whether street smart city-dwelling birds are genetically different from their country bumpkin relatives, how butterflies got their brightly patterned wings, and if today’s genetic research would have blown Darwin’s mind.[…]
Genetics Unzipped – a new fortnightly podcast from the UK Genetics Society – has launched ahead of the society’s centenary celebrations throughout 2019. Presented by award-winning science writer and former Naked Genetics/Naked Scientists podcast host Kat Arney and produced by First Create The Media, Genetics Unzipped will bring you a wide range of stories[…]
Last Sunday evening found me sitting in the BBC Cambridge radio studio, headphones on and mic in front of me, talking about developmental and stem cell biology with Dr. Chris Smith, better known as the naked scientist. Fortunately, both of us were fully clothed. For those of you who aren’t familiar with The Naked Scientists,[…]
Last week, The Company of Biologists hosted a workshop on “The Evolution of the Neocortex: How Unique are We?”. Some of the people who attended that meeting will be writing about it on the Node in the near future, so I won’t steal their thunder by telling you all about it. Suffice to say it[…]