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Genetics Unzipped podcast: Bats, boats and buried bodies: the hidden power of environmental DNA

Posted by , on 1 December 2022

In this episode we’re testing the air for tigers and digging up dead bodies as we explore the exciting new field of environmental DNA. Dr Sally Le Page chats ...

Genetics Unzipped: Birds and bees… and sardines: the genetics of animal behaviour

Posted by , on 17 November 2022

In the latest episode of the Genetics Unzipped podcast we’re taking a look at the birds and the bees - not like that! - from the unusual migratory habits of ...

SciArt profile: Arpan Parichha

Posted by , on 14 November 2022

Our latest SciArt profile features Arpan Parichha, a PhD student in Shubha Tole's lab in Mumbai. Arpan told us about his passion for using art to address important issues in ...

Genetics Unzipped: Little Shop of Genetic Horrors - the evolution of carnivorous plants

Posted by , on 3 November 2022

of the Genetics Unzipped podcast, we’re looking at the gruesome world of plants eating animals. There’s something unnatural about carnivorous plants. We’re so used to plants being at the ...

Genetics Unzipped: Past to present - Searching for evolutionary stories in ancient DNA

Posted by , on 20 October 2022

In the latest episode of the Genetics Unzipped podcast, we’re exploring what we can discover about our evolution from our DNA, and what evolutionary secrets might be contained in the ...

Back-to-school: Resources for #devbio

Posted by , on 11 October 2022

In 2017, our Node Intern, Sarah Morson, revamped our ‘Resources’ topic area on the Node. With a bigger emphasis on advocacy and outreach, we also cover teaching resources, societies and ...

Genetics Unzipped: Bread and fishes - the future of food in a changing climate

Posted by , on 6 October 2022

In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped, we’re looking at the future of food. With climate change making crop harvests more unpredictable and fresh water becoming a more scarce resource, ...

Press release from Development - Enemy turned ally: ancient viral genes protect the brain against new infections

Posted by , on 27 September 2022

From the common cold to COVID-19, viruses have a massive impact on our day-to-day lives, but infections that occurred millions of years ago have shaped our evolution. This is because ...

Genetics Unzipped: Let there be light: the origins of photosynthesis

Posted by , on 22 September 2022

In the latest episode of the Genetics Unzipped podcast, we’re turning the lights on, looking back at the origins of photosynthesis and the mysteries of the chloroplast genome. From The ...

Genetics Unzipped: The Genesis Machine

Posted by , on 8 September 2022

In the latest episode of the Genetics Unzipped podcast, we’re exploring the frontiers of genetic engineering and synthetic biology with Amy Webb and Andrew Hessel, authors of the new book ...

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