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020 Sex and Death

8/15/2019
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In this episode from our centenary series exploring 100 ideas in genetics, we’re telling tales of sex and death, and exploring the very darkest side of genetics - eugenics.

Duration:00:30:03

019 - The Genetic Time Machine

8/1/2019
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We take a trip back into the past to discover the origins of ancient human populations, and into the future to explore the realities of personal genome sequencing.

Duration:00:34:26

018 Cut. Paste. Pair. Repeat.

7/18/2019
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We’re exploring the dark heart of the genome, untying nature’s shoelaces, and looking back at the discovery of RNA splicing.

Duration:00:25:23

017 Happy 100th Birthday To Us

7/4/2019
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We celebrate 100 years of The Genetics Society in suitably scientific style, with the help of Sir Paul Nurse and some fruity DNA cocktails.

Duration:00:26:46

016 Genetics By Numbers

6/20/2019
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4, 3, 2, 1, go! We’re unravelling the story of the double helix, cracking the triplet code, and sketching out a Punnett square.

Duration:00:26:09

015 Up the Garden Path

6/6/2019
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Get lost in the Valley of Hybridisation in the Genetics Society’s medal-winning garden at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Duration:00:22:00

014 The Seeds of a Great Idea

5/23/2019
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We take the train to London with William Bateson as he brings Mendel's ideas to Britain, seek the secrets of snapdragons, and discover how to build an army of MinIONs.

Duration:00:19:06

013 The Zero Dollar Genome

5/9/2019
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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.

Duration:00:34:01

012 - Strands of Life

4/25/2019
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We reveal the secret identity of cellular skewers, meet the lady behind Lyonisation and solve the case of the missing human chromosomes.

Duration:00:27:52

011 - Darwin vs Mendel

4/11/2019
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We ask what would have happened if Darwin had read Mendel? And what if they’d been on Twitter?

Duration:00:31:05

010 - Not just 'the wife' - the overlooked stories of women in genetics

3/28/2019
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In this episode from our series exploring 100 ideas in genetics, we’re telling the often-overlooked stories of four women who helped to shape the science of life.

Duration:00:32:03

009 - Chimps, cancer genes and missing kids

3/14/2019
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We bring you a very special interview with Mary-Claire King - one of the world’s leading geneticists,

Duration:00:32:53

008 - Getting ready for genomic medicine

3/4/2019
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We find out how genomic medicine is coming into the NHS, and what it means for everyone working in the health service.

Duration:00:35:56

007 - Supermodels of science

2/28/2019
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In this episode from our series exploring 100 ideas in genetics, we’re entering the glamorous world of modelling, meeting the supermodels… of science.

Duration:00:19:39

006 - Big fat failure

2/14/2019
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We’re looking at the genetics of failure - why we fail to lose weight thanks to our genes, and why billions of dollars are wasted developing drugs that don’t work.

Duration:00:30:30

005 - Vegetable soup

1/31/2019
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In this episode from our series exploring 100 ideas in genetics, we’re digging around in the genetic vegetable patch - from flavourful tomatoes and chunky onion genomes to Mendel’s peas.

Duration:00:19:15

004 - Witness the fitness

1/17/2019
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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.

Duration:00:32:01

003 - Hunting Huntington's, Nobel viruses and spidergoats

1/3/2019
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In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped, we hunt down the gene for Huntington’s disease, find out why a chicken virus has won three Nobel prizes, and discover the amazing science of spidergoats.

Duration:00:27:31

002 - Behind the scenes at the Christmas Lectures

12/20/2018
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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?”

Duration:00:32:22

001 - Get unzipped!

12/12/2018
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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.

Duration:00:05:22