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020 Sex and Death

020 Sex and Death

Update: 2019-08-15


Kat: Hello, and welcome to Genetics Unzipped - the Genetics Society podcast, with me, Dr Kat Arney. 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. 

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  • Sexy Time by Komiku is licensed under a CC0 1.0 Universal License.

  • All other music and sound effects licensed from Envato or public domain

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020 Sex and Death

020 Sex and Death

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