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Genetics Unzipped – Genetics at your fingertips: stories from the science of identity

Posted by , on 30 June 2022

Dark skinned hand with gold fingertips against a black background.

“Pay more attention to your hands, because not only can they perform microscopic miracles, they can also tell you who you were before you were even born”

Dr Sally Le Page

In the latest episode of the Genetics Unzipped podcast, we’re looking at the stories at your fingertips. Presenter, Dr Sally Le Page, uncovers how excrement espionage could bring down a superpower, and unearths a 100 year old family secret. But it’s not just genetic fingerprinting we’re interested in. We also grasp the genetics of fingerprints, and what they tell us about our early life in the womb.

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

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