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Genetics Unzipped: Meet the DNA Detectives hunting the causes of cancer

Posted by , on 1 June 2023

We’re chasing down the perpetrator of a scientific Whodunnit, joining the DNA detectives on the hunt for the causes of cancer.

Genetics Unzipped: Space invaders: the amazing adaptations of tardigrades

Posted by , on 18 May 2023

In this episode we’re going microscopic, exploring what tiny tardigrades can teach us about DNA damage, vaccine distribution and even astronaut health in space.

Made the Same Way: Our bodies are galaxies

Posted by , on 11 May 2023

The fourth episode of the Wellcome-funded Human Developmental Biology Initiative‘s new podcast, Made the Same Way, features scientist Emily Calderbank and rapper Olivia (aka FREEQUENCY3) discussing human embryonic haematopoiesis. At ...

Genetics Unzipped: Raiders of Noah’s Ark: Stealing genetic tricks from the animal kingdom

Posted by , on 4 May 2023

In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped, we’re becoming chromosomal criminals and learning about how researchers are stealing genes from the animal kingdom and using them to improve human health. ...

Genetics Unzipped: The Past, Present and Future of the Human Genome Project (BONUS EPISODE)

Posted by , on 27 April 2023

In honour of DNADay which took place earlier this week, we are re-releasing an early episode of Genetics Unzipped with Eric Green, one of the key figures in the Human ...

Genetics Unzipped: Pop goes the genome: Genetics in popular culture

Posted by , on 20 April 2023

We take a leftfield look at public communication of science, exploring how genetics turns up in popular culture from comics and music to cakes.

Genetics Unzipped: Chris Hemsworth took a genetic test for Alzheimer's. Should you?

Posted by , on 6 April 2023

We’re discussing Chris Hemsworth’s recent Alzheimer's risk findings and the pros and cons of direct-to-consumer DNA testing with genetic counsellor and host of the podcast DNA Today, Kira Dineen.

Genetics Unzipped: Bye-bye boys: the genetics behind the extinction of males

Posted by , on 23 March 2023

We’re saying bye-bye to the boys, and exploring whether new gene technologies and climate change will make males extinct.

Genetics Unzipped: GMO or GM NO? The ethics and realities of genome editing

Posted by , on 9 March 2023

We're exploring the ethics and regulations of genome editing. What is allowed? What shouldn't be? And who should get to decide? Plus we explore a new exhibit on the topic ...

Genetics Unzipped: The diagnostic odyssey: A journey into genetic testing for rare diseases

Posted by , on 23 February 2023

On Rare Disease Day 2023, we’re off on a journey to the world of rare genetic disorders, exploring the diagnostic odyssey that patients go on in search of answers and ...

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