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Genetics Unzipped podcast: Meet the Robinson Crusoe Islanders - the genetic roots of speech and language development

Posted by , on 9 September 2021

We drop in on the Robinson Crusoe islanders to learn about their story and discover what their genes can teach us about speech and language development.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Back to the beginning - Exploring the origins of life

Posted by , on 26 August 2021

We’re taking a trip back in a virtual time machine, soaking in the primordial soup to discover the origins of life.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Direwolves and Denisovans - Unearthing stories in ancient DNA.

Posted by , on 12 August 2021

We wind the clock back thousands of years to discover the stories of Denisovans and direwolves that researchers are now able to read in DNA left in bones or even ...

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Catching cancer - A story of devils, dogs and cannibal hamsters

Posted by , on 29 July 2021

Dr Kat Arney reads an exclusive excerpt from her recent book, Rebel Cell: Cancer, evolution and the science of life, which is out in paperback in the UK on 6th ...

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Genes for all - Making sure everyone benefits from genetics research

Posted by , on 15 July 2021

We meet some of the researchers who are working to make sure that everyone gets the benefits of genetic research - from underserved communities to entire continents.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Six toed cats and cyclops lambs - the story of Sonic Hedgehog

Posted by , on 1 July 2021

From six-toed cats to cyclops lambs, the Sonic Hedgehog gene has a fascinating history, as well as a whole bunch of interesting developmental biology behind it.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Why me? Searching for genetic susceptibility to chronic fatigue syndrome and pain

Posted by , on 17 June 2021

We discover how researchers are using genetics to understand more about what’s going on in long-term debilitating conditions including ME/CFS and chronic pain.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Genes to drugs to bugs - How genetic engineering is used to make medicines

Posted by , on 3 June 2021

We discover how researchers have used genetic engineering to turn genes into lifesaving drugs such as insulin, and monoclonal antibodies for treating autoimmune conditions, cancer and infectious diseases like COVID-19.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Creatures of the night - the genetics of bats

Posted by , on 20 May 2021

In this episode of the Genetics Unzipped podcast we’re taking to the night skies with a closer look at the genetics of bats

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Genes and giants - the science of big and small

Posted by , on 6 May 2021

Kat Arney takes a look at the genetics of giants and the science of small. Why do some species grow so large? What’s the genetic legacy behind Charles Byrne and ...

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