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Kat Arney

Posts by Kat Arney

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Rarities and oddities - the strangest genetics stories of 2021

Posted by , on 21 October 2021

We look back on some of the most mind-blowing stories from the world of genetics in 2021, from Borgs to duck-billed platypuses.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Baby boom - The surprising science of the placenta

Posted by , on 7 October 2021

We explore the science behind one of the most remarkable but often overlooked organs in the mammalian body: the placenta.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Reading the book of life - A brief history of DNA sequencing

Posted by , on 23 September 2021

We take a look at how we learned to read the book of life, from the earliest days of DNA sequencing to the very latest futuristic technologies.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Meet the Robinson Crusoe Islanders - the genetic roots of speech and language development

Posted by , on 9 September 2021

We drop in on the Robinson Crusoe islanders to learn about their story and discover what their genes can teach us about speech and language development.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Back to the beginning - Exploring the origins of life

Posted by , on 26 August 2021

We’re taking a trip back in a virtual time machine, soaking in the primordial soup to discover the origins of life.