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Genetics Unzipped podcast: Sickness and susceptibility – the ancient war between genes and disease

Posted by , on 30 July 2020

Cell infected with coronavirus NIAID NIH public domain In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped, Kat Arney looks at the ancient war between our genes and the pathogens that infect us, going back thousands of years to the Black Death and before, through to our very latest foe: the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus behind COVID-19.

With Claire Steves (King’s College London), Christiana Scheib (University of Tartu) and Lucy van Dorp (UCL).

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