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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.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Up The Garden Path

Posted by on June 11th, 2019

Get lost in the Valley of Hybridisation in the Genetics Society’s medal-winning garden at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: The Seeds of a Great Idea

Posted by on May 23rd, 2019

We take the train with William Bateson, seek the secrets of snapdragons and build an army of MinIONs.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: The Zero Dollar Genome

Posted by on May 9th, 2019

In this episode of Genetics Unzipped we talk to pioneering geneticist George Church about his plans for the ‘Zero Dollar Genome.