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Take a look inside your genes. From plants to pathogens, fruit flies to fungi and hamsters to humans, the Naked Genetics podcast takes a look at the science of genes - the blueprint of life. With in-depth interviews with leading scientists, the latest news from the world of genetics, answers to your burning questions, and our gene of the month, tune in for a close-up look inside your genes.

Take a look inside your genes. From plants to pathogens, fruit flies to fungi and hamsters to humans, the Naked Genetics podcast takes a look at the science of genes - the blueprint of life. With in-depth interviews with leading scientists, the latest news from the world of genetics, answers to your burning questions, and our gene of the month, tune in for a close-up look inside your genes.
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Barrington, United Kingdom

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Take a look inside your genes. From plants to pathogens, fruit flies to fungi and hamsters to humans, the Naked Genetics podcast takes a look at the science of genes - the blueprint of life. With in-depth interviews with leading scientists, the latest news from the world of genetics, answers to your burning questions, and our gene of the month, tune in for a close-up look inside your genes.

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English

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Dr. Chris Smith The Naked Scientists 36 West Green Barrington Cambridgeshire CB2 5SA +44 (0) 7092 01 96 9


Episodes

The future of forensic genetics - Naked Genetics 18.04.14

4/14/2018
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We're returning to the scene of the crime with another look at the latest techniques in the world of forensic genetics - can we really predict physical features or even ethnicity from your DNA, and what does this mean for our criminal justice system? Plus, is the 'CSI effect' real? And our gene of the month would be more at home at a rave than a lab.

Duration:00:32:34

A Festival of Genomics - Naked Genetics 18.03.14

3/14/2018
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We're off to a festival - but before you worry about where your tent and wellies are, it's the Festival of Genomics, held at a clean and dry conference centre in London rather than a muddy field full of rock bands and dodgy burgers. Plus, what does the public really think of genetic technology? And a fiery gene of the month. This is the Naked Genetics podcast for March 2018, brought to you in association with The Genetics Society.

Duration:00:39:48

Crime scene genes - Naked Genetics 18.02.14

2/13/2018
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It's CSI Naked Genetics, as we find out how genetic technology is used to solve crimes.

Duration:00:31:22

Back to the womb - Naked Genetics 18.01.14

1/13/2018
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We take a trip back to the womb and before, to find out about early development. Plus, the importance of placentas, why the age of your womb rather than your eggs matters, and a video game-inspired gene of the month.

Duration:00:34:58

The future of genomic medicine - Naked Genetics 17.12.14

12/14/2017
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This month we're finding out how genetic advances are shaping the future of healthcare at the Genetics Society autumn meeting. Plus, signposts for bees and an operatic gene of the month.

Duration:00:32:50

Matchmaking at the zoo - Naked Genetics 17.11.14

11/13/2017
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This month we're off to the zoo to meet some lovelorn laughing thrushes, endangered snails, and the Cilla Black of Sumatran Tigers. Plus, a sneak preview of this year's Genetics Society JBS Haldane lecture, and a gene of the month that likes a tipple.

Duration:00:35:22

Evolution's luxury item - Naked Genetics 17.10.14

10/13/2017
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You're a mammal. I'm a mammal. Your pet cat or dog is a mammal, as are whales, lemurs, pandas and polar bears. But what exactly is a mammal, and what can our genes tell us about our evolution? Plus, school students take on the whipworm genome, the surprising genetic diversity of Papua New Guinea, and a gene of the month that's up all night.

Duration:00:33:19

Genes, laws and Brexit - Naked Genetics 17.01.14

1/13/2017
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We hear a lot about genetic modification and how it's being used to improve agriculture. But who decides whether modified crops can be grown? Do new gene editing techniques like CRISPR count as GM? And what happens to these regulations when the UK leaves the EU? Plus, our gene of the month comes with a tale behind it.

Duration:00:29:17

All human life is here - Naked Genetics 16.12.14

12/13/2016
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The story of human evolution is long and complicated, but the simple truth is - you're only here because your ancestors got lucky. Plus, we wind the clock back to the very start of human life, and discover how new research is pushing back the frontiers of human embryology. Plus a suitably festive gene of the month. This is the Naked Genetics podcast for December 2016 with me, Dr Kat Arney, brought to you in association with The Genetics Society, online at genetics.org.uk.

Duration:00:29:56

Searching for switches - Naked Genetics 16.11.14

11/14/2016
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This month we're delving into the junk in the genome - or, to put it more correctly - our non-coding DNA. Less than 2 per cent of the human genome contains protein-coding genes, so what does all the rest do?

Duration:00:30:13

Testing, testing - Naked Genetics 16.10.14

10/13/2016
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We hear more than ever about the secrets hidden in our genes, from our risk of diseases to traits such as intelligence or even sporting ability. But can we really test for them? And just because we can, does that mean we should? Plus, an extremely popular - and extremely distracting - gene of the month. This is the Naked Genetics podcast for October 2016 with me, Dr Kat Arney, brought to you in association with The Genetics Society, online at genetics.org.uk.

Duration:00:30:14

40 years of selfishness - Naked Genetics 16.08.14

8/13/2016
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40 years ago Richard Dawkins' The Selfish Gene hit the shelves. We look back on how it changed the way many people think about genetics. Plus, linking nurture to nature, and a gigantic gene of the month.

Duration:00:29:59

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