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Genetics Unzipped – How to argue with a racist

Posted by on February 13th, 2020

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.

Genetics Unzipped – Fish, facts and fiction – from Haeckel’s embryos to Tiktaalik

Posted by on January 30th, 2020

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. 

Genetics Unzipped – When genetic testing reveals hidden family secrets

Posted by on January 16th, 2020

What happens when an innocent genetic test reveals hidden family secrets?

Genetics Unzipped – Icons of evolution

Posted by on January 2nd, 2020

Kat Arney explores the myths and misconceptions behind two of the most iconic images in evolutionary biology.

New Light on Old Britons – podcasts from the 2019 Galton Institute symposium

Posted by on December 19th, 2019

Who were the ancient Britons? And what can modern genetic and archaeological techniques tell us about their lives and loves?

How can we maintain scientific interactions while reducing air travel?

Posted by on December 12th, 2019

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Genetics Unzipped – Sperm wars!

Posted by on December 5th, 2019

Stories of sneaky sheep, substandard racing stallions, the Vikings of the Scottish Isles and news from the front lines of the sperm wars. 

Genetics Unzipped – Uprooting the Tree of Life

Posted by on December 5th, 2019

Should we believe our eyes or our sequencing machines when it comes to deciding what makes a species, and could Jurassic Park ever become a reality?

Genetics Unzipped – The future is now: Curing HIV, advancing CRISPR therapies, predatory phages for superbug infections

Posted by on November 7th, 2019

Exploring the latest advances in health technology such as CRISPR-based gene therapies, infection-fighting bacteriophage and a cure for HIV.

Genetics Unzipped – When ‘Becky’ met Bateson: Edith Rebecca Saunders, the mother of British plant genetics

Posted by on October 24th, 2019

Unearthing the story of Edith Rebecca Saunders, the ‘mother of British plant genetics’.