Genetics Unzipped: Space invaders: the amazing adaptations of tardigrades
Posted by Kat Arney, on 18 May 2023
“You can boil them, freeze them, throw them into outer space – and they will survive. So how can we use these incredible adaptations to solve some of our own problems?”Dr Sally Le Plage
In the latest episode of the Genetics Unzipped podcast, we’re going microscopic, exploring what tiny tardigrades can teach us about DNA damage, vaccine distribution and even astronaut health in space.
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