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.
We're exploring the genetic secrets of squid. Dr Sally Le Page chats with Dr Sarah McAnulty to find out what has made squid so difficult to genetically manipulate and how they do unusual things with their RNA. We then sit down with Professor Jamie Foster who has been sending glow-in-the-dark squid into space to find out more about our microbiome.
Nature, Nurture and 'The Wobble'
Presenter Dr Kat Arney explores the importance of randomness in genetics. How can we explain differences between individuals with identical nature and nurture? We look at how Ben Lehner’s worm-breaking research has changed our understanding of epigenetics.
Have a heart
In this episode of Genetics Unzipped, Dr Sally Le Page is delving into the seemingly science fiction world of xenotransplantation, that is, taking organs from animals and using them as organ transplants for humans. We chat with cardiologist Rohin Francis about the groundbreaking operation this year transplanting a genetically modified pig heart into a human, and we chat with Professor Angelika Schneike about how we can avoid getting more than we bargained for from pigs.
Face to face
In this episode of Genetics Unzipped, Dr Kat Arney is looking at the monkey in the mirror, investigating how flipped genetic switches and long-dead viruses make all the difference between our human faces and those of our closest primate relatives.
We’re unpacking the science behind exosomes: one of the hottest new areas of research for both diagnosing and treating diseases.
Sex and the Single Cell
We’re exploring groundbreaking discoveries about the secret sex lives of cancer cells, and what it means for our understanding of tumour growth, evolution and treatment.
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Kat Arni presents with such enthusiasm. She really brings what she’s presenting to life.
Great series. Kat A obviously knows of what she talks. Pity about the music (and the thankfully only occasional ‘amusing’ noises off). The new book is good too. Keep it up.
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.