55 episodes

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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    • Life Sciences
    • 4.9, 23 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.

    Rebel Cell

    Rebel Cell

    We bring you exclusive excerpts from my new book, Rebel Cell: Cancer, evolution and the science of life, exploring where cancer came from, where it’s going, and how we might beat it.

    • 38 min
    GS 03 Humans: evolved and evolving

    GS 03 Humans: evolved and evolving

    Over millions of years Humans have evolved into becoming quite the dominant species on the planet. So, how did we get to now? What have we come from and how are we still evolving as a species? And what changes can we expect in the future in terms of diet, life span and population?

    • 53 min
    Sickness and susceptibility

    Sickness and susceptibility

    We look at the ancient war between our genes and the pathogens that infect us, going back thousands of years to the Black Death and before, through to our very latest foe.

    • 34 min
    GS 02 A guide to the human genome

    GS 02 A guide to the human genome

    The Human Genome Project has been referred to as one of the great feats of scientific exploration and discovery in human history. But what was it, and, more to the point, what is the human genome and why was sequencing it such a big deal? And in 2020, some 17 years after it was deemed completed, what has it helped us with in the fields of biology and medicine, and what is there still to discover?

    Robin Ince is joined by three experts in the field. Geneticist, broadcast and author of a number of best selling books on the subject, Dr Adam Rutherford, one of the founders of the Human Cell Atlas Group and the Head of Cellular Genetics at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Dr Sarah Teichmann and co-chair of the 1000 Genomes Project and founder of Genomics plc, Professor Gil McVean.

    Pimp My Genome

    Pimp My Genome

    We take a look at the world of epigenetics - finding out if more than DNA passes on to the next generation, whether Darwin was wrong, and how to pimp your genome. Plus, meet the Mickey Mouse Mice.

    • 31 min
    GS 01 COVID-19 and Learning from the Past

    GS 01 COVID-19 and Learning from the Past

    What can research into past viruses and epidemics tell us about this new pandemic of COVID-19? What has changed in the world of genetics research since the time of HIV for example? Robin Ince chats to Dr Emma Hodcroft, a phylogenetics researcher from the University of Bath and Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed, pharmacologist, geneticist and the NHS Chair of Pharmacogenetics at the University of Liverpool.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

savethebarcharts ,

Outstanding high quality podcast

Very informative podcast with amazing production quality

Old Pirate Fan ,

Emeritus genetics professor

Outstanding podcast about both the history of genetics and some curent topics. I taught genetics for 25 years and ran a genetics lab for 35 years, and I have recommended this podcast to my colleagues and former students.

Dr. LauraD ,

On my watch list

It is a little too early to rate this podcast, but I think it has a great future and I look forward to listening to more episodes.

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