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Genetics Unzipped – Sperm wars!

Posted by on December 5th, 2019

Stories of sneaky sheep, substandard racing stallions, the Vikings of the Scottish Isles and news from the front lines of the sperm wars. 

Genetics Unzipped – Uprooting the Tree of Life

Posted by on December 5th, 2019

Should we believe our eyes or our sequencing machines when it comes to deciding what makes a species, and could Jurassic Park ever become a reality?

Genetics Unzipped – The future is now: Curing HIV, advancing CRISPR therapies, predatory phages for superbug infections

Posted by on November 7th, 2019

Exploring the latest advances in health technology such as CRISPR-based gene therapies, infection-fighting bacteriophage and a cure for HIV.

Genetics Unzipped – When ‘Becky’ met Bateson: Edith Rebecca Saunders, the mother of British plant genetics

Posted by on October 24th, 2019

Unearthing the story of Edith Rebecca Saunders, the ‘mother of British plant genetics’.

Genetics Unzipped – Exploring the poop-ome, from microbiomes to metagenomics

Posted by on October 10th, 2019

We’re getting our hands dirty by delving into the poop-ome – the trillions of bacteria that live inside our guts and make up what’s known as the microbiome.

Genetics Unzipped – Mergers and Acquisitions

Posted by on September 26th, 2019

We find out what happens when two cells move in together, unpack the history of genetic engineering and bleat on about Dolly the Sheep.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Big Questions about the Big C

Posted by on September 12th, 2019

We’re digging into some of the mysteries around what’s often seen as the ultimate genetic disease: cancer.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: In case you missed it…

Posted by on August 29th, 2019

We look back over the first 20 episodes of Genetics Unzipped to select some of our favourite bits that you might have missed.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Sex and death

Posted by on August 15th, 2019

We’re telling tales of sex and death, and exploring the very darkest side of genetics.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Take a trip in the genetic time machine

Posted by on August 1st, 2019

Take a trip in a genetic time machine, discovering the origins of ancient human populations and exploring the future of personal genome sequencing.