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Podcast: Sneaky sheep, substandard stallions and sperm wars

Stories of sneaky sheep, substandard racing stallions, and news from the front lines of the sperm wars ...
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Podcast: From Jurassic Park to woolly mammoths – is it right to bring back extinct species?

Geneticist Kat Arney takes a look at the science of de-extinction, asking whether it's feasible - or even ethical - ...
5-17-2019 phage news

Podcast: CRISPR advances, HIV cures and a perfect predator for superbugs

Exploring the latest advances in medical biotechnology including CRISPR-based gene therapies, infection-fighting viruses and a cure for HIV. Plus reflections ...
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Podcast: The untold story of Edith Rebecca Saunders—’mother of British plant genetics’

We unearth the story of Edith Rebecca Saunders, co-founder of The Genetics Society and the ‘mother of British plant genetics’ ...
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Podcast: Obesity, cancer and gut bacteria—how the microbiome impacts your health

Get your hands dirty by delving into the microbiome - the trillions of bacteria that live inside our guts ...
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Podcast: Where did GMOs come from? The fascinating history of genetic engineering

Forget the headlines about ‘Frankenfoods’ - there's a much richer and more nuanced story to be told about the history ...
Podcast: Medical scans boost your cancer risk? Recent research raises troubling questions

Podcast: Medical scans boost your cancer risk? Recent research raises troubling questions

We explore the latest findings suggesting that low doses of radiation from medical scans may enhance the growth of cancer ...
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Podcast: Overlooked women in science, Huntington’s disease and witch trials. The best of Genetics Unzipped

Kat Arney selects her favourite stories from the first 20 episodes of the Genetics Unzipped podcast ...
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Podcast: Francis Galton: Brilliant scientist—and eugenics pioneer. How do we address his racist legacy?

Geneticist Dr Kat Arney explores how Francis Galton's eugenic ideas led directly to some of the 20th century's worst atrocities ...
5-1-2019 download

Podcast: Should you get your entire genome sequenced? The pros and cons of diving into your DNA

Given how little we know about how variations in the genome affect health and disease, is direct-to-consumer whole genome sequencing ...
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Podcast: Does the Nobel Prize overlook important scientific achievements?

Nobel prizes are often seen as the pinnacle of scientific achievement. But are they a fair way of recognizing contributions ...
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Podcast: Nobel prize winner Sir Paul Nurse on his ‘barking mad’ discovery of the genes responsible for cell division

Leading geneticist and Nobel prizewinner Sir Paul Nurse reveals the audacious experiment that everyone said was crazy ...
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Podcast: Remembering Rosalind Franklin: The overlooked scientist who helped discover the DNA double helix

Everyone knows that Watson and Crick discovered the structure of DNA. But fewer are aware of the contribution of Rosalind ...
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Podcast: Flower color, bees and biodiversity—how pollinators drive plant evolution

Kat Arney and reporter Graihagh Jackson get lost in the Valley of Hybridization ...
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Podcast: Did a legendary train ride really lead to the rediscovery of Mendel’s laws?

A Victorian scientist's train ride to London leads to the rediscovery of Mendel's laws of inheritance, Nice story, but is ...
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Podcast: Are you ready for the Zero Dollar Genome?

We've broken through the thousand dollar genome barrier and are heading towards $100. Leading geneticist George Church want to take ...
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Podcast: That weird time in history when humans had 24 pairs of chromosomes

Everyone knows that humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes. But if you'd looked at a textbook in the 1940s, the ...
Darwin and Mendel

Podcast: What would have happened if Darwin and Mendel had been on Twitter?

Where would we be now if Darwin and Mendel had been on Twitter? ...
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Podcast: ‘Just the wife’—how sexism in science obscured achievements of four groundbreaking researchers

Dr Kat Arney tells the stories of four women from the history of 20th century genetics, and explores how sexism ...
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Podcast: Geneticist Mary-Claire King nearly quit science—then discovered the first breast cancer gene

Mary-Claire King's stellar career has covered human and chimp evolution, finding BRCA1 and reuniting families that have been torn apart ...
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What can we learn from Mendel’s peas, onions and GM tomatoes?

A quick look at Gregor Mendel's groundbreaking peas, 'junk' DNA and the first GMO crop ...
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Big Fat Failure

A closer look at the genetics of failure—why we fail to lose weight thanks to our genes ...