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Genetics Unzipped podcast: How the zebra got its stripes - when maths and molecules collide

Posted by , on 13 January 2022

Discover the maths behind some of the deepest mysteries of life, from the patterning of stripes on a zebra to the spots on a leopard, and even the bones in ...

SciArt profile: Jessica Richardson

Posted by , on 21 December 2021

In our final SciArt profile of 2021 we meet Jessica Richardson, a final year PhD student in Kate Poole's group at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

The making of.. human blastoids

Posted by , on 9 December 2021

In our recently published paper1, we show that human stem cells self-organize into blastocyst-like structures, which we term blastoids based on 4 criteria. Because blastoids can be generated in large ...

Featured Resource: @ZebrafishRock run by Kevin Thiessen

Posted by , on 8 December 2021

For the second article in our 'Featured Rseource' series, we interviewed Kevin Thiessen, the person behind the twitter account @ZebrafishRock.

Genetics Unzipped: The natural lottery - How our genes shape our lives

Posted by , on 2 December 2021

We explore how genetic variations might affect our chances in life, and what - if anything - we should do with this information.

Making a Website and a YouTube Channel for the Lab

Posted by , on 19 November 2021

— A BSDB Gurdon Summer Studentship Report “You don’t need to be a professional ‘influencer’ to get your voice heard.” This summer, I finished an unusual project in a neurobiology ...

Genetics Unzipped: A menagerie of malignancy - Cancer across the animal kingdom

Posted by , on 18 November 2021

We find out how studying tumours across the animal kingdom, from naked mole rats to elephants, can reveal insights into cancer in our own species.

Hormones: The Inside Story - Season 2

Posted by , on 10 November 2021

Hormones: The Inside Story, the podcast uncovering the science and the stories about hormones and health, is back for a second series.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Wired for sound - the genetics of music

Posted by , on 4 November 2021

We're getting in harmony with the science of music. Is there a music gene? Does musical talent really run in families? And how does the inability to perceive music impact ...

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.

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