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Genetics Unzipped: Raiders of Noah’s Ark: Stealing genetic tricks from the animal kingdom

Posted by , on 4 May 2023

Whale, ground squirrel and naked mole rat on an ark

“By and large, animals have the same genes that you and I have. They’re just using them in a different way that makes it less likely for them to get a disease.”

Dr Linda Goodman, Fauna Bio

In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped, we’re becoming chromosomal criminals and learning about how researchers are stealing genes from the animal kingdom and using them to improve human health. From 13-lined ground squirrels teaching us how to recover from heart attacks, to bowhead whales showing us how to avoid cancer, there’s a lot geneticists can learn from Mother Nature.

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

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