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Genetics Unzipped podcast: Making Babies and Getting Organised: Celebrating Hilde Mangold and Salome Gluecksohn-Waelsch

Posted by , on 10 September 2020

human embryo on a white backgroundIn this episode we’re going back to the very beginning, telling the stories of the midwives of the field of developmental genetics, two  researchers whose work helped to reveal the secrets of life in its very earliest stages: Hilde Mangold and Salome Gluecksohn-Waelsch.

The tale of developmental genetics is a thrilling one, with everything you need for a good story. There’s politics, drama, upheaval, prejudice, and even a suspicious death. So hold on tight, this is a good one.

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Image: Human embryo from IVF. Credit: K. HardyAttribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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