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Genetics Unzipped podcast: Giving nature a helping hand – how humans are shaping species

In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped, presenter Kat Arney explores the impact that humans have had on the evolutionary […]

140,000 Virus species Identified in the Human Gut, Half of Which are New to Science

Researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute have identified over 140,000 viral species living in the […]

Down the Rabbit Hole: Conservation Genetics and the Tasmanian Devil – Paul Hohenlohe

Paul Hohenlohe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Idaho. Hohenlohe’s research focus […]

Combining single-cell and metagenomics to characterise the microbiome

Metagenomic analysis has greatly advanced our understanding of the human microbiome. However, metagenome-assembled genomes are often imprecise and are unable […]

Mitochondrial DNA is released by cigarette smoke

In a recent study, researchers have discovered that mitochondrial DNA is released extracellularly upon exposure to cigarette smoke and in […]

Genome-reduced ‘living medicine’ created for drug-resistant infections

Researchers from the Centre for Genomic Regulation have created a ‘living medicine’ to treat antibiotic-resistant bacteria growing on the surfaces […]

Longevity pathways identified in exome analysis of centenarians

Non-human model organisms have provided evidence to suggest that rare protein-coding variants in pathways linked to longevity can guard against […]

Evolution of cloning: A Dolly good show!

My first real memories of cloning came from a film by one of my favourite childhood bands S Club 7. […]

Can we genetically control the world’s deadliest animal?

Researchers have developed a technology, which they called precision-guided sterile insect technique, that is able to suppress and eliminate harmful […]

A woolly mammoth, an elephant and a scientist walk into a bar…

My idea of the woolly mammoth is limited to the voice of Ray Romano and the unusual pairing with a […]