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Genetics Unzipped podcast: Sickness and susceptibility – the ancient war between genes and disease

Posted by on July 30th, 2020

In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped, Kat Arney looks at the ancient war between our genes and the pathogens that infect us.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Pimp my genome – Exploring the wonderful world of epigenetics

Posted by on July 16th, 2020

We find out if more than DNA passes on to the next generation, whether Darwin was wrong, and how to pimp your genome. Plus, meet the Mickey Mouse Mice.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: The eyes have it – from genetics to gene therapy

Posted by on July 2nd, 2020

We discover how researchers are bringing discoveries about the underlying genetic faults that cause eye diseases all the way through to game-changing gene therapies designed to save sight.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: The Cancer Ladies – Maud Slye and Pauline Gross

Posted by on June 18th, 2020

How two women – a scientist fascinated by dancing mice and a seamstress with a deadly legacy – who made significant contributions to cancer research.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Out Standing in the Field – the highs and lows of genetics fieldwork

Posted by on June 4th, 2020

From chasing butterflies up mountains to artificially inseminating kakapos, we talk to the researchers studying genetics in action through fieldwork.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: From one generation to the next – the life and work of Dame Anne McLaren

Posted by on May 21st, 2020

Kat Arney reflects on the life and work of Dame Anne McLaren, one of the leading embryologists of the 20th century.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Out of Africa – uncovering history and diversity in the human genome

Posted by on May 7th, 2020

We explore the genetic diversity in Africa and discover how researchers can read the cultural and historical stories written in DNA.

Genetics Unzipped: Twisted history – the true story of the double helix

Posted by on April 23rd, 2020

There’s more to the story of the double helix than Watson and Crick. We unwind history to uncover some of the less well-known figures behind the discovery of the structure and function of DNA.

Genetics Unzipped: Involving patients in genomics research

Posted by on April 9th, 2020

We find out why it’s so important to make sure that both academic and commercial genomic research studies are done with rather than on participants.

Genetics Unzipped: The accidental discovery of genetic fingerprinting

Posted by on March 26th, 2020

We take a look at the story of genetic fingerprinting, and some of the earliest cases solved by this game-changing technique.