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Genetics Unzipped Episodes

Kat Arney, biologist and award-winning science communicator, hosts Genetics Unzipped – the UK Genetics Society podcast. Covering everything from obesity to genomic medicine and crop biotechnology, Genetics Unzipped is dedicated to promoting the research, teaching and application of genetics. Full bio
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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 ...
Francis Galton

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 ...
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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 ...
Sir Paul Nurse

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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