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Genetics Unzipped podcast: A brief history of CRISPR

Posted by , on 8 April 2021

We’re taking a look at the history of gene editing, from the early days of restriction enzymes in the 1960s through to the CRISPR revolution and the very latest base ...

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.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: 100 not out? Genes and ageing

Posted by , on 28 January 2021

We a look at the biological changes that underpin ageing, and how we can use this knowledge to live longer, healthier lives.

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.

Genetics Unzipped: Heat, Stick, Duplicate, Repeat: The Story Of The Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Posted by , on 5 November 2020

In this episode we’re taking a look at the story and the characters behind one of the most transformative - and ubiquitous - techniques in modern molecular biology: the polymerase ...

Genetics Unzipped: The Past, Present and Future of the Human Genome Project

Posted by , on 22 October 2020

In this episode we bring you an in-depth interview with Dr Eric Green, director of the US National Human Genome Research Institute and one of the key instigators of the ...

Genetics Unzipped podcast: From Philadelphia to Baltimore: Tales of Chromosomes, Cancer Cells and Henrietta Lacks

Posted by , on 8 October 2020

In this episode we’re taking a road trip from Philadelphia to Baltimore, exploring stories of chromosomal cut-and-paste, cancer cures and Henrietta Lacks’ incredible cancer cells.