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Genetics Unzipped podcast: Genes to drugs to bugs - How genetic engineering is used to make medicines

Posted by , on 3 June 2021

We discover how researchers have used genetic engineering to turn genes into lifesaving drugs such as insulin, and monoclonal antibodies for treating autoimmune conditions, cancer and infectious diseases like COVID-19.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Creatures of the night - the genetics of bats

Posted by , on 20 May 2021

In this episode of the Genetics Unzipped podcast we’re taking to the night skies with a closer look at the genetics of bats

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Genes and giants - the science of big and small

Posted by , on 6 May 2021

Kat Arney takes a look at the genetics of giants and the science of small. Why do some species grow so large? What’s the genetic legacy behind Charles Byrne and ...

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Making better medicines - unlocking the promise of genomics for drug discovery

Posted by , on 22 April 2021

We’re finding out how researchers are unlocking the information hidden within the human genome to develop better medicines.

Genetics Unnzipped podcast: Giving nature a helping hand

Posted by , on 25 March 2021

In the latest Genetics Unzipped podcast we’re taking a look at how humans have made our mark on the species we share the planet with.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: How to be a superhero - The hidden powers within your genes

Posted by , on 11 March 2021

In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped we’re delving into the science behind so-called 'genetic superheroes', and explaining why you might have hidden powers within your genes.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Dogology - the genetics of our four-legged friends

Posted by , on 25 February 2021

We’re bringing you some scientific ‘tails’ -literally - as we explore the genetics of dog breeds and behaviour.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: A dominant character - The life of JBS Haldane

Posted by , on 11 February 2021

We take a look at the life of JBS Haldane, whose work, writing and dominant personality made him one of the most interesting characters of 20th century genetics.

Engineering morphogenesis using self-organized embodiment

Posted by , on 20 January 2021

During their journey from zygote to adult, embryos experience several symmetry breaking processes. Structures which are not isotropic (equal in all directions) are formed, creating the inside-out axis, forward-backwards axis, ...

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Genes and Vaccines - Where mRNA COVID-19 vaccines came from and how they work

Posted by , on 14 January 2021

We take a look at the history of mRNA, the development of mRNA vaccines and how they’ve been pressed into service at breakneck speed to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

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