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Genetics Unzipped: Sex and the Single Cell

Posted by , on 10 March 2022

I would occasionally hear hints of something so transgressively bizarre that it made my head spin: cancer cells were having sex

Dr Kat Arney

In the latest episode of the Genetics Unzipped podcast, we’re exploring groundbreaking discoveries about the secret sex lives of cancer cells, and what it means for our understanding of tumour growth, evolution and treatment. Dr Kat Arney tells the story of how we discovered cancer cells were having sex, plus we look into why female tumours and male tumours act so differently.

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