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Genetics Unzipped: An Evolutionary Revolutionary: Alfred Russel Wallace and the discovery of natural selection

Posted by , on 7 September 2023

We’re exploring the epic life of Alfred Russel Wallace; adventurer, naturalist and co-discoverer of natural selection. Biologist and author, Jim Costa, recounts the life of this often forgotten founding father ...

Genetics Unzipped: Vax to the future: The science of DNA and RNA vaccines

Posted by , on 24 August 2023

In the latest episode of the Genetics Unzipped podcast, we're going "Vax to the Future" to look at the science behind DNA and RNA vaccines. How do they work? What ...

Genetics Unzipped: Double helix double crossing? What really happened between Rosalind Franklin, James Watson and Francis Crick

Posted by , on 10 August 2023

In the latest episode of the Genetics Unzipped podcast, Kat Arney chats with Professor Matthew Cobb about what really happened between James Watson, Francis Crick and Rosalind Franklin during the ...

Genetics Unzipped: Cordelia Langford - Making Big Science Happen

Posted by , on 27 July 2023

In the latest episode of the Genetics Unzipped podcast, we’re going behind the scenes at the Sanger Institute with Cordelia Langford, Director of Scientific Operations, to find out what it ...

Genetics Unzipped: Tracking COVID and tackling obesity: Meet this year’s Genetics Society award winners

Posted by , on 13 July 2023

We’re chatting with two of this year’s Genetics Society award winners - Cecilia Lindgren, who’s an expert on the genetics of obesity and metabolic disorders, and Lucy van Dorp, who ...

Genetics Unzipped: S6.13: Kings, car parks and consent: should we sequence DNA from human remains?

Posted by , on 29 June 2023

We’re venturing into ancient territory and archaeological digs, excavating the complex ethics of extracting and sequencing DNA from human remains. We chat to Prof. Turi King about her role uncovering ...

Genetics Unzipped: Da Vinci’s DNA: What happens when genetics meets art

Posted by , on 15 June 2023

We’re taking a journey into the world of art and artefacts, unearthing the genetic secrets of long-dead legends like Da Vinci, Van Gogh and Beethoven.

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 ...

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