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Genetics Unzipped: Heat, Stick, Duplicate, Repeat: The Story Of The Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Posted by , on 5 November 2020

In this episode we’re taking a look at the story and the characters behind one of the most transformative - and ubiquitous - techniques in modern molecular biology: the polymerase ...

Genetics Unzipped - Poop, pus and the Manhattan Project: how we learned to spell the genetic alphabet

Posted by , on 27 February 2020

The genetic code is written in just four 'letters - A, C, T and G, short for adenine, cytosine, thymine and guanine. But where did they come from? To find ...

Genetics Unzipped podcast - 006 - Big Fat Failure

Posted by , on 23 February 2019

In this episode we’re looking at the genetics of failure – why we fail to lose weight thanks to our genes, and why ignoring genetic information and DNA diversity leads ...

The people behind the papers - Simon Lane & Keith Jones

Posted by , on 4 October 2017

Checkpoints ensure that mouse oocytes with DNA damage arrest in meiosis I, preventing non-viable embryo formation, however the mechanisms which activate this checkpoint have so far eluded researchers. This week ...

Of mice and men: exploring Mouse ENCODE

Posted by , on 17 December 2014

The Mouse ENCODE Project released a slew of papers late last month reporting findings from a three-year effort to comprehensively map functional elements in the mouse genome. Their major findings ...

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