We speak with leading geneticist George Church about his plans for the 'Zero dollar genome', plus the story of what happened when one scientist's interest in personal genomics got a little too close to home.
We’re taking a dive into the world of evolutionary genetics to witness the fitness - we ask whether street smart city-dwelling birds are genetically different from their country bumpkin relatives, how butterflies got their brightly patterned wings, and if today’s genetic research would have blown Darwin’s mind.
We’re going behind the scenes at the iconic Royal Institution Christmas Lectures with Professors Alice Roberts and Aoife McLysaght - plus the fire-obsessed demonstration expert Fran Scott - to find the answer to the question “Who am I?”
Hello, and welcome to Genetics Unzipped - the Genetics Society podcast, with me, Dr Kat Arney. This is a little taster of the kind of things you can expect over the coming months, as we celebrate one hundred years at the forefront of genetics, and I’m very much looking forward to you joining me on a journey through the world of genes, genomes and DNA.