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Genetics Unzipped podcast: How the zebra got its stripes - when maths and molecules collide

Posted by , on 13 January 2022

Discover the maths behind some of the deepest mysteries of life, from the patterning of stripes on a zebra to the spots on a leopard, and even the bones in ...

Genetics Unzipped: The natural lottery - How our genes shape our lives

Posted by , on 2 December 2021

We explore how genetic variations might affect our chances in life, and what - if anything - we should do with this information.

Genetics Unzipped: A menagerie of malignancy - Cancer across the animal kingdom

Posted by , on 18 November 2021

We find out how studying tumours across the animal kingdom, from naked mole rats to elephants, can reveal insights into cancer in our own species.

Hormones: The Inside Story - Season 2

Posted by , on 10 November 2021

Hormones: The Inside Story, the podcast uncovering the science and the stories about hormones and health, is back for a second series.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Wired for sound - the genetics of music

Posted by , on 4 November 2021

We're getting in harmony with the science of music. Is there a music gene? Does musical talent really run in families? And how does the inability to perceive music impact ...

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Rarities and oddities - the strangest genetics stories of 2021

Posted by , on 21 October 2021

We look back on some of the most mind-blowing stories from the world of genetics in 2021, from Borgs to duck-billed platypuses.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Baby boom - The surprising science of the placenta

Posted by , on 7 October 2021

We explore the science behind one of the most remarkable but often overlooked organs in the mammalian body: the placenta.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Reading the book of life - A brief history of DNA sequencing

Posted by , on 23 September 2021

We take a look at how we learned to read the book of life, from the earliest days of DNA sequencing to the very latest futuristic technologies.

‘Synchrony and rhythm interaction: from the brain to behavioural ecology’

Posted by , on 20 September 2021

Royal Society Publishing has recently published a special issue of Philosophical Transactions B: Synchrony and rhythm interaction: from the brain to behavioural ecology compiled and edited by Michael D Greenfield, Henkjan Honing, Sonja ...

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.

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