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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.

New Light on Old Britons – podcasts from the 2019 Galton Institute symposium

Posted by on December 19th, 2019

Who were the ancient Britons? And what can modern genetic and archaeological techniques tell us about their lives and loves?

Genetics Unzipped – Sperm wars!

Posted by on December 5th, 2019

Stories of sneaky sheep, substandard racing stallions, the Vikings of the Scottish Isles and news from the front lines of the sperm wars. 

Genetics Unzipped – Uprooting the Tree of Life

Posted by on December 5th, 2019

Should we believe our eyes or our sequencing machines when it comes to deciding what makes a species, and could Jurassic Park ever become a reality?

Genetics Unzipped – The future is now: Curing HIV, advancing CRISPR therapies, predatory phages for superbug infections

Posted by on November 7th, 2019

Exploring the latest advances in health technology such as CRISPR-based gene therapies, infection-fighting bacteriophage and a cure for HIV.

Pre-trained Machine Learning Models for Developmental Biology

Posted by on October 29th, 2019

Pre-trained Models for Developmental Biology Authors: Bradly Alicea, Richard Gordon, Abraham Kohrmann, Jesse Parent, Vinay Varma Our virtual discussion group (DevoWormML) has been exploring a number of topics related to the use of pre-trained models in machine learning (specifically deep learning). Pre-trained models such as GPT-2 [1], pix2pix [2], and OpenPose [3] are used for[…]

Genetics Unzipped – When ‘Becky’ met Bateson: Edith Rebecca Saunders, the mother of British plant genetics

Posted by on October 24th, 2019

Unearthing the story of Edith Rebecca Saunders, the ‘mother of British plant genetics’.

Genetics Unzipped – Exploring the poop-ome, from microbiomes to metagenomics

Posted by on October 10th, 2019

We’re getting our hands dirty by delving into the poop-ome – the trillions of bacteria that live inside our guts and make up what’s known as the microbiome.