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Podcast: How do mRNA vaccines work and why were they developed so fast?

Podcast: How do mRNA vaccines work and why were they developed so fast?

Geneticist Dr Kat Arney takes a look at the discovery of messenger RNA (mRNA) and finds out how mRNA vaccines ...
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Podcast: Polymerase chain reaction—The ‘transformative’ tool that sparked a genetics revolution

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In this episode we’re taking a look at the story and the characters behind one of the most transformative - ...
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Podcast: The Human Genome Project is 30 years old. What have we learned since its inception?

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In this episode we bring you an in-depth interview with Dr Eric Green, director of the US National Human Genome ...
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Podcast: From Philadelphia to Baltimore—Tales of Chromosomes, Cancer Cells and Henrietta Lacks

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In this episode we’re taking a road trip from Philadelphia to Baltimore, exploring stories of chromosomal cut-and-paste, cancer cures and ...
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Podcast: The future of cancer care—How genomics is transforming research and treatment for all

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In this episode, sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific, we’re taking a look at how genomic technologies are transforming cancer care ...
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Podcast: Where do babies come from? How developmental genetics revealed the secrets of life’s earliest stages

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In this episode we’re going back to the very beginning, telling the stories of the midwives of the field of ...
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Podcast: Rare genetic disorders and pregnancy—Navigating an ’emotionally challenging’ journey

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We look at the progress that’s been made in tackling rare genetic disorders (and the challenges that remain) and we ...
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Podcast: Rebel Cell: Cancer, evolution and the science of life

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Geneticist Dr Kat Arney brings you exclusive excerpts from her new book Rebel Cell, exploring where cancer came from, where ...
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Podcast: From the Black Death to COVID-19—Investigating the ancient war between genes and disease

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Kat Arney looks at the ancient war between our genes and the pathogens that infect us, from the Black Death ...
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Podcast: The surprising science of epigenetics—How a family of ‘Mickey Mouse mice’ overturned our understanding of heredity

Kat Arney takes a look at the world of epigenetics, finding out if more than DNA passes on to the ...
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Podcast: Let the light shine—Tackling eye disease with gene therapy

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Researchers are bringing discoveries about the underlying genetic faults that cause eye diseases all the way through to game-changing gene ...
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Podcast: Getting from one generation to the next – the life and work of pioneering embryologist Dame Anne McLaren

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Geneticist Dr Kat Arney reflects on the life and work of Dame Anne McLaren, one of the leading embryologists of ...
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Podcast: The dark connection between cancer research and the eugenics movement

Exploring how the stories of the 'cancer ladies' - Maud Slye and Pauline Gross - intersect with the eugenics movement ...
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Podcast: Out standing in the field – the highs and lows of fieldwork

We talk to the researchers studying genetics and evolution in action, from chasing butterflies up mountains to artificially inseminating kakapos ...
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Podcast: Tracing humanity’s roots: uncovering history and genetic diversity in Africa

We explore the genetic diversity in the birthplace of humanity and discover the cultural and historical stories written in the ...
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Podcast: Twisted history—The true story of how the DNA double helix was discovered

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There's more to the story of the double helix than Watson and Crick. We unwind history to uncover some of ...
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Podcast: Nothing about me without me—The importance of involving patients in genomic research

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Kat Arney discusses why it’s so important to make sure that academic and commercial genomics research studies involve patients and ...
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Podcast: ‘God, what a mess!’—the accidental discovery of genetic fingerprinting

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At 9.05am on the morning of 10th September 1984, geneticist Alec Jeffreys developed an X-ray film that would change the ...
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Podcast: Can you inherit more than half your genes from one parent? Debunking genomic myths and misconceptions

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Is there such a thing as a perfect genome? Kat Arney explores the myths and misconceptions about genetics, genomics and ...
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Podcast: Bird poop, pus, and the Manhattan project—the surprising origins of the genetic alphabet

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Kat Arney explores the origins of the genetic alphabet: A, C, T and G - the four 'letters' that spell ...
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Podcast: ‘How to argue with a racist’—geneticist Adam Rutherford challenges what he calls ‘pseudoscience’ in genetics and politics

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Adam Rutherford explains how to argue with a racist, hunting for the ghosts in the human genome, and recreating the ...
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Podcast: One of the most infamous fakes in biology? How Ernst Haeckel’s disputed embryo images sows confusion about evolution

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Kat Arney takes a closer look at some of the most controversial images in science - Ernst Haeckel's illustrations of ...
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Podcast: The phrase ‘Who’s Your (Grand) Daddy’ has shocking relevance to Jack Nunn, as the Australian geneticist learns of his surprising link to Britain’s most notorious ‘sperminator’

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Consumer genetic tests are becoming widespread - but what happens when an innocent investigation reveals dark family secrets? ...
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Podcast: Why some of the most iconic images and stories depicting evolution are wrong

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Kat Arney tackles the myths and misconceptions around two of the most iconic images in evolutionary biology: the 'March of ...
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Podcast: Latest discoveries in genetics, archaeology reveal early history of the British people

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What's the real story behind the romantic myths about the Celts? And what can modern genetic and anthropological techniques tell ...
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Podcast: Sneaky sheep, substandard stallions and sperm wars

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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?

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Geneticist Kat Arney takes a look at the science of de-extinction, asking whether it's feasible - or even ethical - ...
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Podcast: CRISPR advances, HIV cures and a perfect predator for superbugs

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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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