genetics unzipped

Kat Arney’s Episodes

Kat Arney, biologist and award-winning science communicator, hosts the Genetics Unzipped podcast, a project of the UK Genetics Society. Covering everything from obesity to genomic medicine and crop biotechnology, Arney’s podcast is dedicated to promoting the research, teaching and application of genetics. She co-hosted the highly successful Naked Scientists BBC Radio show and podcast for more than a decade. Full bio

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? ...
Esther Lederberg

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 ...
chimpanzee and human

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 ...
gregor mendel

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 ...

Big Fat Failure

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

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