10 episodes

Tiny Expeditions is all about taking little journeys into the tiny science of genetics, DNA and inheritance. This podcast doesn't shy away from science, but it's produced with you in mind. Everyone should be able to listen and walk away feeling smarter about the genetic code that defines the world around us.

Tiny Expeditions - A Podcast about Genetics, DNA and Inheritance HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

    • Science
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

Tiny Expeditions is all about taking little journeys into the tiny science of genetics, DNA and inheritance. This podcast doesn't shy away from science, but it's produced with you in mind. Everyone should be able to listen and walk away feeling smarter about the genetic code that defines the world around us.

    How is biotechnology helping to feed and fuel the world?

    How is biotechnology helping to feed and fuel the world?

    Join us for this tiny expedition into the world of agricultural biotechnology. We will learn some of the roles that biotechnology plays in the plant and agricultural fields, and how scientists are using science and technology to help feed and fuel Earth's growing population.

    To go behind the scenes of our journey into the lab and growth rooms, visit "How is biotechnology helping to feed and fuel the world?" 

    • 19 min
    What happens when you put plants in space?

    What happens when you put plants in space?

    Join us for this tiny expedition into space. We will learn how scientists are trying to grow plants in space to feed future space inhabitants while also improving plants back on earth.

    To go behind the scenes and learn more about SustainSpace and the HudsonAlpha Genome Sequencing Center, visit "What happens when you put plants in space?". 

    • 18 min
    Can science create the perfect craft beer?

    Can science create the perfect craft beer?

    Join us for this tiny expedition into the world of craft beer. We will learn how scientists are trying to create regional varieties of barley and hops that can be grown across the US and using gene edited yeast to make fun and unique craft beer flavors.

    To go behind the scenes and learn more about barley, hops, and yeast, visit "Can science create the perfect craft beer?". 

    • 20 min
    Can a weed save the world?

    Can a weed save the world?

    Join us for this tiny expedition as we splash into the aquatic world of duckweed, a tiny plant that has enormous potential to benefit us and our planet. From feeding humans and animals to eliminating chemicals and heavy metals from contaminated water sources, duckweed can do it all.

    To go behind the scenes of our trip to the Harkess lab, visit Can a Weed Save the World?  

    • 16 min
    Can science save your favorite candy bar?

    Can science save your favorite candy bar?

    Join us for this tiny expedition into the world of chocolate and learn how scientists are trying to save our favorite candy bars by improving the plants that produce the tasty ingredients that make up these sweet treats.

    To go behind the scenes and see the peanut field and candy shop, visit Can Science Save Your Favorite Candy Bar? 

    • 25 min
    Will science emerge as the real champion in a football rivalry gone bad?

    Will science emerge as the real champion in a football rivalry gone bad?

    Learn how two scientists who set out to immortalize Auburn University’s Toomer’s Oak trees actually ended up creating a college class that makes hands-on science experiences accessible to all students.

    To go behind the scenes to hear additional audio and see pictures from the lab, visit Will science emerge as the real champion in a football rivalry gone bad? – HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Sylvia Fritz ,

New favorite podcast!

I am majoring in biology and hope to go into genetic research in and after collage and have always been fascinated by evolution. This podcast checks all my boxes and I love learning all the new things discussed in each episode!

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