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From Mendel's peas to personal genome sequencing, Genetics Unzipped brings you stories from the world of genes, genomes and DNA. In association with The Genetics Society.

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    • 4.9 • 74 Ratings

From Mendel's peas to personal genome sequencing, Genetics Unzipped brings you stories from the world of genes, genomes and DNA. In association with The Genetics Society.

    Next Generation Sequence

    Next Generation Sequence

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    This episode is all about the next generation, as we meet three up-and-coming scientists who have been supported by the Genetics Society, and learn all about Bermuda skinks, the Black Death and life after a genetics PhD.

    • 37 min
    The battle for biology

    The battle for biology

    We explore the impact that Gregor Mendel and his populariser William Bateson have had on the past century of genetics, and ask whether there could have been a more Weldonian view of the world.

    • 42 min
    2023 Unzipped

    2023 Unzipped

    As 2023 draws to a close, we’re bringing you a smorgasbord of previously unaired clips from some of our favourite interviews this year.

    • 35 min
    Genes, junk and the ‘dark genome’

    Genes, junk and the ‘dark genome’

    We discover how 500,000 whole genomes will help medical research, plumb the depths of the ‘dark genome’, and ponder how much of our DNA is just junk.

    • 37 min
    40 years of HIV

    40 years of HIV

    With 2023 marking 40 years since the discovery of HIV, we're looking back over four decades of AIDS, from the earliest whispers of a mysterious new disease to fighting back against this deadly virus

    • 35 min
    Dumb luck

    Dumb luck

    Author and science journalist Rebecca Coffey chats with us about some amazing adaptations and Darwinian delights from her book, Beyond Primates. She tells us about wasp facial recognition genes, how yeast epigenetics explain the Dutch Hunger Winter and a dinner party tale of spider cannibalism

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

Lucita8 ,

Great podcast

I’m a Year 7 hoping to become a geneticist when I’m older. I listen to it every day to try and join my school’s mini genetics society (even tho it’s only for years 11-13). I have learned a lot about genetics thanks to this podcast and I even managed to pass the year 13 homework (it took me ages). Because of this podcast I have changed from wanting to be a geochemist to a geneticist. Also I see everyone is talking about how amazing Kat is (not saying she isn’t amazing cos I like her episodes ) Sally also presents rly well so well done sally. Thx for everything :D :) :) :) :) 😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😸😸😸😸😸😸😸🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂

Leahroberts5000 ,

Love your podcast

I am currently at university and am hoping to do a masters in genomic medicine and in future become a researcher. I love listening to your podcast each week and it really helps in the understanding of my genetics modules.

AngelaK88 ,

Love this podcast

Kat Arni presents with such enthusiasm. She really brings what she’s presenting to life.

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