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Genetics Unzipped: Does size matter when it comes to your genes?

Posted by , on 28 July 2022

Carrot next to a measuring tape

“For all the claims that we had finally unlocked the secrets of human biology and were setting off into a new era of gene-driven medicine, there was one rather glaring issue with the first human genome: where were all the genes?”

Presenter Dr Kat Arney

In the latest episode of the Genetics Unzipped podcast, we’re discovering whether size really does matter – when it comes to your genes and genome, that is. Dr Kat Arney gets to grips with why the human genome has so few genes, why some species have more junk DNA than others, and whether you should avoid eating anything with more genes than you.

Genetics Unzipped is the podcast from The Genetics Society. Full transcript, links and references available online at

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