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Naked Genetics - Taking a look inside your genes

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Science & Medicine
Higher Education
Natural Sciences
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From plants to pathogens, fruit flies to fungi and hamsters to humans, Naked Genetics takes a look at the science of genes. With in-depth interviews, the latest news from the world of genetics, answers to your questions, and our gene of the month, tune in for a look inside your genes...

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

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Best genetics podcast out there!

By ManonKB - May 24 2019
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I have been searching for a great, well informed but still enjoyable podcast on genetics. I’m a biology student and though I’ve taken many genetics and evolution courses, I’m still learning a great bit! I LOVE the monthly genes that get discussed!

Worth a listen

By johnnyBcool - Jun 19 2012
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Very informative and well put together.

iTunes Ratings

53 Ratings
Average Ratings
28
10
1
8
6

Best genetics podcast out there!

By ManonKB - May 24 2019
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I have been searching for a great, well informed but still enjoyable podcast on genetics. I’m a biology student and though I’ve taken many genetics and evolution courses, I’m still learning a great bit! I LOVE the monthly genes that get discussed!

Worth a listen

By johnnyBcool - Jun 19 2012
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Very informative and well put together.
Cover image of Naked Genetics - Taking a look inside your genes

Naked Genetics - Taking a look inside your genes

Updated 9 days ago

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

Rank #1: The CRISPR baby controversy - Naked Genetics 18.12.21

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In November, He Jiankui claimed that two genetically engineered children have been born. Did he really do it? And if so, what are the ramifications for the babies and for the field? Georgia Mills explores the controversy in a special edition of Naked Genetics.
Dec 21 2018
28 mins
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Rank #2: DNA damage and repair - Naked Genetics 14.03.14

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Every second your DNA is under assault - not just from chemicals in our environment or food, but from the hurly-burly of life within our own cells. We'll be finding out how DNA gets damaged and repaired, and how researchers are exploiting this to find better treatments for cancer. Plus, liver from skin cells, DNA from ancient teeth, and a scary little gene of the month.
Mar 14 2014
30 mins
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Rank #3: Crazy for CRISPR - Naked Genetics 16.02.14

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It's the hottest new biotechnology technique to hit the headlines since well, since ever. CRISPR is a precision set of genome editing tools enabling scientists to cut and paste together DNA in any organism, exactly how they want - and the implications for human health, and even humanity, are huge. Plus, linking genetics to lifestyle, and our gene of the month is black and white and very cute.
Feb 14 2016
30 mins
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Rank #4: Decoding a Mammoth with George Church - Naked Genetics 19.03.24

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Join Harvard DNA pioneer George Church and Chris Smith in conversation as they discuss gene cloning, DNA sequencing, decoding the mammoth genome, the risks posed by fossil viruses lurking in extinct genomes, the prospects of xenotransplantation and safety of gene therapy, and the risks of human CRISPR. The discussion was recorded on March 15th, live in front of a studio audience at the Hello Tomorrow Summit, in Paris, 2019...
Mar 24 2019
30 mins
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Rank #5: Issues for genetic testing - Naked Genetics 14.07.14

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Whether we like it or not, we're heading further along the road of genetic testing, not just for single genes but for complex diseases and even ancestry. But can the results of gene tests change our behaviour? Plus colouring crows, electric eels, gluing chromosomes and a sketchy gene of the month.
Jul 13 2014
30 mins
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Rank #6: Genes, ageing and metabolism - Naked Genetics 14.10.14

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Could we one day be popping pills that tweak our metabolism and make us live longer? It's not as far off as you might think. Plus, the cow genome goes large, bat flu flies into focus, and an untidy gene of the month.
Oct 13 2014
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Rank #7: Genes, infections and immunity - Naked Genetics 13.08.14

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Why can some people stay fit as a fiddle, while other seem to catch every bug that's going? As you might expect, the answer lies in our genes. Plus, a multitude of mutant mice, the state of gene therapy for epilepsy, and an unseeing gene of the month.
Aug 13 2013
30 mins
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Rank #8: Nature, nurture and wiring the brain - Naked Genetics 14.05.14

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The more we understand about the genetic variations that affect our brains, the more questions are raised - for example, are we a product of nature or nurture, and what should we test for? Plus, why Y loss is bad for men, the usefulness of junk DNA, and a crunchy gene of the month.
May 13 2014
30 mins
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Rank #9: Genes and genealogy - Naked Genetics 13.09.14

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Who do you think you are? And is the answer in your genes? This month we're delving into genes and genealogy. Plus, putting an end to genetic determinism, and an ancient Egyptian gene of the month.
Sep 13 2013
30 mins
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Rank #10: Gene therapy - Cystic fibrosis, blindness and more - Naked Genetics 14.06.14

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Twenty years ago, gene therapy was a great hope for the future of medicine - directly tinkering with faulty genes to cure diseases, but progress has been slow. Now, things seem to be changing. Plus, silencing crickets, evolving brain and brawn, and a flowery gene of the month.
Jun 13 2014
30 mins
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Rank #11: Genomics - Hope or hype? - Naked Genetics 13.05.14

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Genetic technology is expanding at a pace that few can keep up with, with huge amounts of data being generated every week. But is this explosion of information delivering meaningful advances for patients? Plus, how one scientist tracked down the gene fault behind his own disease, what sequencing the HeLa genome means for genetic privacy, and a Pythonesque gene of the month.
May 13 2013
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Rank #12: The wonderful world of epigenetics - Naked Genetics 15.07.14

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Genes are the instructions that tell our cells what to do, but how do different types of cells know which genes to switch on or off at the right time? The solution lies in epigenetics - the molecular bells and whistles that act on top of our DNA to control gene activity. Plus, a new gene involved in severe obesity, and a mythical gene of the month.
Jul 14 2015
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Rank #13: Beautiful otherness - autism genetics - Naked Genetics 13.03.14

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It's thought that around one in a hundred children in the UK is somewhere on the autistic spectrum - a complex range of disorders that can be challenging to understand and live with. But recent advances in genetics are bringing hope for new therapies that might help. Plus, we look at the genes underlying Specific Language Impairment, find out why cancer has the X factor, and meet a hopeless-sounding gene of the month.
Mar 14 2013
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Rank #14: The future of forensic genetics - Naked Genetics 18.04.14

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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.
Apr 14 2018
32 mins
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Rank #15: Let's talk about sex - Naked Genetics 13.07.14

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Summer loving is in the air, so what better time to think about sex? But we're not going to get graphic - we're talking about the genetics of sex determination. Plus, why turkeys need a wingman, figuring out fingerprints, and a leggy gene of the month.
Jul 13 2013
30 mins
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Rank #16: Targeting cancer genes - Naked Genetics 14.11.14

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Every year in the UK more than 330,000 people are diagnosed with cancer. The good news is that more and more are surviving, and there's hope that the new generation of genetic research and targeted therapies will bring more cures in the future. But is cancer a cleverer enemy than we thought? Plus sealion genital cancers, and an over-excited gene of the month.
Nov 14 2014
30 mins
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Rank #17: Doing the twist - packing DNA - Naked Genetics 13.04.14

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Almost every single cell of your body is packed with more than two metres of DNA, containing your genes. But not only does it have to be packed up to fit in there, it also has to be organised and read. Plus, how genetic variations are linked to cancer risk,analysing dinosaur DNA, and an adventurous gene of the month.
Apr 13 2013
30 mins
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Rank #18: Why don't elephants get cancer? - Naked Genetics 15.11.14

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Animals like elephants and whales are made up of many more cells than a human, or a mouse, and they live far longer. Yet they hardly ever get cancer - and the big question is why? Plus, revolutions in genetics, and a magical gene of the month.
Nov 14 2015
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Rank #19: Tackling tumours, curing cancer - Naked Genetics 17.05.14

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This month we're zooming in on cancer, finding out how researchers are tackling tumours in unprecedented detail. Plus, our gene of the month is the guardian of your genome, rather than the galaxy.
May 14 2017
44 mins
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Rank #20: Mysterious methylation - Naked Genetics 15.08.14

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There's more to life than the four letters of DNA, and our cells use a chemical tag known as DNA methylation to mark out certain parts of the genome, helping cells to remember what they're doing. And, as you might expect, it's pretty important. Plus, how your GCSE success could be encoded in your genes, an important molecular cause of autism identified, and an illuminating gene of the month.
Aug 13 2015
30 mins
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