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Genetics Unzipped podcast: Out Standing in the Field – the highs and lows of genetics fieldwork

Posted by , on 4 June 2020

Someone sitting in a field

In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped we’re off on our virtual travels, finding out about the highs and lows of fieldwork. From chasing butterflies up mountains to artificially inseminating kakapos with the help of drones and putting angry birds in paper bags until they poo, we talk to the researchers studying genetics and evolution in action. 

Every year The Genetics Society runs the Heredity Fieldwork Grant scheme, awarding up to £1,500 to cover the travel and accommodation costs for researchers wanting to carry out a fieldwork project in genetics. Our stay-at-home roving reporter Georgia Mills caught up with four intrepid explorers who’ve been off on their travels in locations as exotic as New Zealand, Lanzarote and the Lake District to hear more about their research and what they learned out in the field.

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