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Genetics Unzipped: Let there be light: the origins of photosynthesis

Posted by , on 22 September 2022

In the latest episode of the Genetics Unzipped podcast, we’re turning the lights on, looking back at the origins of photosynthesis and the mysteries of the chloroplast genome. From The ...

Genetics Unzipped: The genetics of society - how to be a queen bee

Posted by , on 25 August 2022

Dr Sally Le Page looks at the genetics of societies, exploring how genes underpin the rigid social structures and roles in bees, and how they can rise up the ranks ...

Genetics Unzipped: When should you eat your relatives?

Posted by , on 2 June 2022

In the latest Genetics Unzipped podcast, Dr Sally Le Page explores the gruesome side of family life in the natural world, getting stuck into a spot of cannibalism and asking: ...

Genetics Unzipped: Squid Game

Posted by , on 19 May 2022

In the latest episode of the Genetics Unzipped podcast, Dr Sally Le Page takes a deep dive into the world of squid.

Genetics Unzipped: On Growth and Form: The extraordinary life and work of D’Arcy Thompson

Posted by , on 10 February 2022

In this episode, we’re exploring the life and work of D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson - one of the first scientists to bring together the worlds of mathematics and biology in the ...

Genetics Unzipped podcast: How the zebra got its stripes - when maths and molecules collide

Posted by , on 13 January 2022

Discover the maths behind some of the deepest mysteries of life, from the patterning of stripes on a zebra to the spots on a leopard, and even the bones in ...

Genetics Unzipped: A menagerie of malignancy - Cancer across the animal kingdom

Posted by , on 18 November 2021

We find out how studying tumours across the animal kingdom, from naked mole rats to elephants, can reveal insights into cancer in our own species.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Rarities and oddities - the strangest genetics stories of 2021

Posted by , on 21 October 2021

We look back on some of the most mind-blowing stories from the world of genetics in 2021, from Borgs to duck-billed platypuses.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Back to the beginning - Exploring the origins of life

Posted by , on 26 August 2021

We’re taking a trip back in a virtual time machine, soaking in the primordial soup to discover the origins of life.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Direwolves and Denisovans - Unearthing stories in ancient DNA.

Posted by , on 12 August 2021

We wind the clock back thousands of years to discover the stories of Denisovans and direwolves that researchers are now able to read in DNA left in bones or even ...

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