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Genetics Unzipped podcast: Twisted history – the true story of the double helix

In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped we’re unwinding history to uncover some of the less well-known stories behind the […]

Mendelspod podcast: Challenges of COVID-19 testing: Elaine Lyon, HudsonAlpha

Why have diagnostic tests for the Coronavirus been slow on the scene? What have been the challenges for lab directors? […]

Genetics Unzipped Podcast: Involving Patients in Genomics Research

“Nothing about me without me!” is the rallying cry for patient involvement in research. In the latest episode of Genetics […]

Genetics Unzipped Podcast: Accidental Invention of Genetic Fingerprinting

Alec Jeffreys, a geneticist working at the University of Leicester, never intended to invent genetic fingerprinting. But at 9.05am on the morning of 10th September 1984, that’s exactly what he did.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Stinky breath, superheroes and the ‘perfect genome’ – tackling myths and misconceptions about genomics

In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped, the Genetics Society podcast, Kat Arney takes a look at some of the common myths and misconceptions surrounding genomics and genetic tests. Are mutations always bad? If you’re more like your mum, does that mean you’ve inherited more of her genes? And is there such a thing as a perfect genome? 

COVID-19 clinical trials failing to enrol diverse populations

Despite global recognition that diversity within population studies is poor, clinical trials for current treatments and vaccines for COVID-19 still […]

Rare, Well Done: Progress and challenges in rare genetic disorders

In the latest episode of the Genetics Society’s ‘Genetics Unzipped’ podcast, Geneticist Dr Kat Arney takes a look at the […]

Rebel Cell: Cancer, evolution and the science of life

Geneticist Dr Kat Arney brings you exclusive excerpts from her new book, Rebel Cell: Cancer, evolution and the science of […]

The UK Biobank releases first results from COVID-19 study

Early results analysed as part of the UK Biobank’s COVID-19 antibody study have been released. Samples that were collected from […]

Variants in ACE2 and TMPRSS2 may explain genetic susceptibility towards COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic has revealed that increased age and the presence of co-existing health conditions, such as cancer, cardiovascular, […]