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Genetics Unzipped

Genetics Unzipped

Author: The Genetics Society

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Genetics Unzipped is a podcast from the UK Genetics Society - one of the oldest learned societies in the world dedicated to supporting and promoting the research, teaching and application of genetics. Find us online at genetics.org.uk
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020 Sex and Death

020 Sex and Death

2019-08-1500:30:03

In this episode from our centenary series exploring 100 ideas in genetics, we’re telling tales of sex and death, and exploring the very darkest side of genetics - eugenics.
We take a trip back into the past to discover the origins of ancient human populations, and into the future to explore the realities of personal genome sequencing.
We’re exploring the dark heart of the genome, untying nature’s shoelaces, and looking back at the discovery of RNA splicing.
We celebrate 100 years of The Genetics Society in suitably scientific style, with the help of Sir Paul Nurse and some fruity DNA cocktails.
016 Genetics By Numbers

016 Genetics By Numbers

2019-06-2000:26:091

4, 3, 2, 1, go! We’re unravelling the story of the double helix, cracking the triplet code, and sketching out a Punnett square.
015 Up the Garden Path

015 Up the Garden Path

2019-06-0600:22:00

Get lost in the Valley of Hybridisation in the Genetics Society’s medal-winning garden at the Chelsea Flower Show.
We take the train to London with William Bateson as he brings Mendel's ideas to Britain, seek the secrets of snapdragons, and discover how to build an army of MinIONs.
013 The Zero Dollar Genome

013 The Zero Dollar Genome

2019-05-0900:34:01

We speak with leading geneticist George Church about his plans for the 'Zero dollar genome', plus the story of what happened when one scientist's interest in personal genomics got a little too close to home.
012 - Strands of Life

012 - Strands of Life

2019-04-2500:27:52

We reveal the secret identity of cellular skewers, meet the lady behind Lyonisation and solve the case of the missing human chromosomes.
011 - Darwin vs Mendel

011 - Darwin vs Mendel

2019-04-1100:31:05

We ask what would have happened if Darwin had read Mendel? And what if they’d been on Twitter?
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