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Genetics Unzipped: Nature, Nurture and ‘The Wobble’

Posted by , on 5 May 2022

C elegans worms
Image credit: ZEISS Microscopy

“They ruled out nature. They ruled out nurture. There must be something else, and that something else is what I like to call ‘the wobble'”

Dr Kat Arney

In the latest episode of the Genetics Unzipped podcast, presenter Dr Kat Arney explores the importance of randomness in genetics. How can we explain differences between individuals with identical nature and nurture? We look at how Professor Ben Lehner’s worm-breaking research has changed our understanding of epigenetics.

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