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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: 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.

Irin ajo mi si Nigeria | My journey to Nigeria

Posted by on April 17th, 2020

My first impression of Nigeria remained loyal to what I would experience the following two weeks: very warm weather, very colourful attires, very warm and joyful hearts. Also, it is loud, there is always sound…

Engaging Chinese developmental biologists with WeChat

Posted by on April 17th, 2020

Social media gets a hard time these days, and in some instances rightly so. For the scientific community however, it’s a powerful platform for informal science communication and fruitful collaborations. On Twitter for example, the developmental biology community shares news, discusses research, celebrates publications and commiserates grant rejections. It can be a supportive, informative and[…]

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.

An Introduction to Writing Review Articles

Posted by on April 7th, 2020

Last week, I gave a talk (online, of course) about ‘Writing review articles’. It was aimed at graduate students who, as part of their training, had to identify a topic in the field of developmental biology and write a mini-review on that particular topic. However, my talk contained some general advice about writing review-type articles,[…]

Genetics Unzipped – How to argue with a racist

Posted by on February 13th, 2020

Adam Rutherford tells us how to argue with a racist, hunting for ghosts in the genome, and recreating the discovery of the double helix in Lego.

Genetics Unzipped – Fish, facts and fiction – from Haeckel’s embryos to Tiktaalik

Posted by on January 30th, 2020

We’re discovering our inner fish: finding out whether we really do go through a fishy phase in the womb, and looking at the legacy of Tiktaalik, the first fish to walk on land. 

Genetics Unzipped – When genetic testing reveals hidden family secrets

Posted by on January 16th, 2020

What happens when an innocent genetic test reveals hidden family secrets?

Genetics Unzipped – Icons of evolution

Posted by on January 2nd, 2020

Kat Arney explores the myths and misconceptions behind two of the most iconic images in evolutionary biology.