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Episode 60 - Genetic Mutation Breaking Bad Science

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It's widely understood that flushing your pet turtle results in them being found by a rat in a robe, learning to walk on two legs, and getting borderline addicted to the consumption of pizza. But aside from the adolescent genetically altered martial artist tortoises, are there more natural ways for mutation to come about? Is Xavier's prediction that mutant humans are already among us true? Join hosts Shanti and Danny as we explore what mutation is and how it’s linked to things like radioactivity and the sun. 
References
Rehman, H.; Heterochromia. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 26-Aug-2008. 179:5 (447 - 448). Doi: https://doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.070497CIA. Explore All Countries World. CIA.gov. 27-Jul-2021. https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/world/Cox, M., Battista, J.; Deinococcus radiodurans - The Consummate Survivor. Nature Reviews Microbiology. 01-Nov-2005. 3 (882 - 892). Doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/nrmicro1264The Pierre Auger Collaboration. Observation of a Large-Scale Anisotropy in the Arrival Directions of Cosmic Rays Above 8 x 1018 eV. Science. 22-Sep-2017. 357:6357 (1266 - 1270). Doi: https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aan4338Venken, K., Bellen, H.; Chemical Mutagens, Transposons, and Transgenes to Interrogate Gene Function in Drosophila melanogaster. Methods. 15-Jun-2014. 68:1 (15 - 28). Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ymeth.2014.02.025
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It's widely understood that flushing your pet turtle results in them being found by a rat in a robe, learning to walk on two legs, and getting borderline addicted to the consumption of pizza. But aside from the adolescent genetically altered martial artist tortoises, are there more natural ways for mutation to come about? Is Xavier's prediction that mutant humans are already among us true? Join hosts Shanti and Danny as we explore what mutation is and how it’s linked to things like radioactivity and the sun. 
References
Rehman, H.; Heterochromia. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 26-Aug-2008. 179:5 (447 - 448). Doi: https://doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.070497CIA. Explore All Countries World. CIA.gov. 27-Jul-2021. https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/world/Cox, M., Battista, J.; Deinococcus radiodurans - The Consummate Survivor. Nature Reviews Microbiology. 01-Nov-2005. 3 (882 - 892). Doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/nrmicro1264The Pierre Auger Collaboration. Observation of a Large-Scale Anisotropy in the Arrival Directions of Cosmic Rays Above 8 x 1018 eV. Science. 22-Sep-2017. 357:6357 (1266 - 1270). Doi: https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aan4338Venken, K., Bellen, H.; Chemical Mutagens, Transposons, and Transgenes to Interrogate Gene Function in Drosophila melanogaster. Methods. 15-Jun-2014. 68:1 (15 - 28). Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ymeth.2014.02.025
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