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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.

Genetics Unzipped – Mergers and Acquisitions

Posted by on September 26th, 2019

We find out what happens when two cells move in together, unpack the history of genetic engineering and bleat on about Dolly the Sheep.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: In case you missed it…

Posted by on August 29th, 2019

We look back over the first 20 episodes of Genetics Unzipped to select some of our favourite bits that you might have missed.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Sex and death

Posted by on August 15th, 2019

We’re telling tales of sex and death, and exploring the very darkest side of genetics.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Take a trip in the genetic time machine

Posted by on August 1st, 2019

Take a trip in a genetic time machine, discovering the origins of ancient human populations and exploring the future of personal genome sequencing. 

the Node researcher database survey

Posted by on July 23rd, 2019

This survey is now closed. If you missed it but would still like to share your thoughts, just email thenode@biologists.com The Node is planning to launch a database of developmental and stem cell biologists. The idea is to help people organising conferences, assembling committees and seeking speakers/referees to identify individuals that might not otherwise have[…]

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Cut. Paste. Pair. Repeat.

Posted by on July 19th, 2019

We’re exploring the dark heart of the genome, untying nature’s shoelaces, and looking back at the discovery of RNA splicing.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Interview with Paul Nurse

Posted by on July 9th, 2019

In this episode we’re celebrating the Genetics Society’s centenary with past president and Nobel laureate, Sir Paul Nurse.

Non-zero baselines: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Posted by on June 20th, 2019

Of all the charts being ridiculed at WTFviz, many get shamed for their lack of a zero-baseline. When teaching DataViz, zero-baselines are invariably a topic of debate. The rules about zero baselines are necessary are often unclear. Therefore, let’s quickly recap. Bar charts: always show zero When we ecnode amounts by length, as done in[…]

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Genetics by numbers

Posted by on June 20th, 2019

We’re unravelling the story of the double helix, cracking the triplet code, and sketching out a Punnett square.