In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped, Kat Arney looks at the ancient war between our genes and the pathogens that infect us.
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.
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.
How two women – a scientist fascinated by dancing mice and a seamstress with a deadly legacy – who made significant contributions to cancer research.
From chasing butterflies up mountains to artificially inseminating kakapos, we talk to the researchers studying genetics in action through fieldwork.
Kat Arney reflects on the life and work of Dame Anne McLaren, one of the leading embryologists of the 20th century.
We explore the genetic diversity in Africa and discover how researchers can read the cultural and historical stories written in DNA.
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.
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.
We take a look at the story of genetic fingerprinting, and some of the earliest cases solved by this game-changing technique.