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Genetics Unzipped podcast: A brief history of CRISPR

Posted by , on 8 April 2021

We’re taking a look at the history of gene editing, from the early days of restriction enzymes in the 1960s through to the CRISPR revolution and the very latest base ...

Genetics Unnzipped podcast: Giving nature a helping hand

Posted by , on 25 March 2021

In the latest Genetics Unzipped podcast we’re taking a look at how humans have made our mark on the species we share the planet with.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: How to be a superhero - The hidden powers within your genes

Posted by , on 11 March 2021

In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped we’re delving into the science behind so-called 'genetic superheroes', and explaining why you might have hidden powers within your genes.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Dogology - the genetics of our four-legged friends

Posted by , on 25 February 2021

We’re bringing you some scientific ‘tails’ -literally - as we explore the genetics of dog breeds and behaviour.

A new society for regenerative biologists

Posted by , on 15 February 2021

This Editorial by Kenneth Poss and Elly Tanaka was recently published in Development The regenerative biologist Richard Goss wrote a half century ago: ‘If there were no regeneration, there would ...

Genetics Unzipped podcast: A dominant character - The life of JBS Haldane

Posted by , on 11 February 2021

We take a look at the life of JBS Haldane, whose work, writing and dominant personality made him one of the most interesting characters of 20th century genetics.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: 100 not out? Genes and ageing

Posted by , on 28 January 2021

We a look at the biological changes that underpin ageing, and how we can use this knowledge to live longer, healthier lives.

BSDB Beddington medal nomination deadline: February 15th 2021

Posted by , on 18 January 2021

The Beddington Medal is the BSDB’s major commendation to promising young biologists, awarded for the best PhD thesis in Developmental Biology defended in the year previous to the award. It ...

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Genes and Vaccines - Where mRNA COVID-19 vaccines came from and how they work

Posted by , on 14 January 2021

We take a look at the history of mRNA, the development of mRNA vaccines and how they’ve been pressed into service at breakneck speed to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 17th Meeting of the Spanish Society for Developmental Biology

Posted by , on 20 December 2020

From the 18th to the 20th of November 2020, the “17th Meeting of the Spanish Society for Developmental Biology” (SEBD2020) took place in virtual format, organized by the Spanish Society ...

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