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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, 43 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.

    S3.14 The eyes have it: From genetics to gene therapy

    S3.14 The eyes have it: From genetics to gene therapy

    In this episode, supported by the Medical Research Council, we discover how researchers are letting the light shine in, literally, by bringing discoveries about the underlying genetic faults that cause eye diseases all the way through to game-changing clinical trials of gene therapy designed to save sight.

    • 36 min
    S3.13 The Cancer Ladies: Maud Slye and Pauline Gross

    S3.13 The Cancer Ladies: Maud Slye and Pauline Gross

    In this episode we tell the stories of two women - one a scientist fascinated by dancing mice, the other a seamstress with a deadly family legacy - who made significant contributions to our understanding of cancer as a disease driven by genetic changes, paving the way for lifesaving screening programmes for families.

    • 32 min
    S3.12 Out Standing in the Field: the highs and lows of genetics fieldwork

    S3.12 Out Standing in the Field: the highs and lows of genetics fieldwork

    We’re off on our virtual travels, finding out about the highs and lows of genetics fieldwork. From chasing butterflies up mountains to artificially inseminating kakapos with the help of drones and putting angry birds in paper bags until they poo, we talk to the researchers studying genetics and evolution in action.

    • 33 min
    S3.11 From one generation to the next: the life and work of Anne McLaren

    S3.11 From one generation to the next: the life and work of Anne McLaren

    We take a look at the life of leading embryologist Dame Anne McLaren, whose work underpinned the development of the IVF techniques responsible for bringing millions of bundles of joy.

    • 31 min
    S3.10 Out of Africa: uncovering history and diversity in the human genome

    S3.10 Out of Africa: uncovering history and diversity in the human genome

    We take a virtual trip to Africa to explore the genetic diversity in the birthplace of humanity and discover how researchers can read the cultural and historical stories written in the genome.

    • 36 min
    S3.09 Twisted history: the true story of the double helix

    S3.09 Twisted history: the true story of the double helix

    The names of James Watson and Francis Crick are inextricably linked with the discovery of the DNA double helix. And if you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know that credit is also due to Rosalind Franklin, Maurice Wilkins and Ray Gosling too.

    But what about Elwyn Beighton, Fred Griffith or Rudolf Signer? In this episode we’re unwinding history to uncover some of the less well-known stories behind the discovery of the structure and function of DNA.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

AngelaK88 ,

Love this podcast

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

flash5651 ,

Fascinating

I am a retired biology teacher who always had a great interest in genetics. In fact I was one of the students of the Open University to complete the first genetics course they offered. Some of my students have gone on to study genetics. I discovered this podcast and was immediately hooked. It is interesting and very well presented. Maybe a little technical for someone with little knowledge of biology. I really enjoy this podcast.

Pcdmum ,

Really interesting and informative

Really interesting subject matter and I'm really pleased you asked me Kat to take part in this. Would recommend to anyone doing research in the genomics field.

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