We take a look at the story of genetic fingerprinting, and some of the earliest cases solved by this game-changing technique.
As labs shut down in response to the coronavirus pandemic, some might be unsure of what to do next. Even if your project doesn’t have a computational (i.e. bioinformatic) aspect, knowing some code can still be useful to present your research. Importantly, learning to code is particularly well-suited for the current situation, because there are[…]
In this episode, we’re taking a look at some of the common myths and misconceptions surrounding genomics and genetic tests.
The genetic code is written in just four ‘letters – A, C, T and G, short for adenine, cytosine, thymine and guanine. But where did they come from? To find out, we need to go back to the Bird Poop Boom of the 1840s.
Adam Rutherford tells us how to argue with a racist, hunting for ghosts in the genome, and recreating the discovery of the double helix in Lego.
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.
We’re excited to announce the launch of the Node Network, a global directory of developmental and stem cell biologists. The Node Network is designed to help those organising conferences, assembling committees, seeking speakers for seminar series, looking for referees and so on to identify individuals who might not otherwise come to mind. The Network is[…]
What happens when an innocent genetic test reveals hidden family secrets?
Kat Arney explores the myths and misconceptions behind two of the most iconic images in evolutionary biology.
Who were the ancient Britons? And what can modern genetic and archaeological techniques tell us about their lives and loves?