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Naked Genetics, from the Naked Scientists

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Rank #71 in Life Sciences category

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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 and the latest discoveries from the world of genetics, 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 and the latest discoveries from the world of genetics, 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
Read more
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
Read more
Very informative and well put together.
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Naked Genetics, from the Naked Scientists

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Rank #71 in Life Sciences category

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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 and the latest discoveries from the world of genetics, tune in for a look inside your genes...

Rank #1: Searching for switches

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This month we're delving into the junk in the genome - or, to put it more correctly - our non-coding DNA. Less than 2 per cent of the human genome contains protein-coding genes, so what does all the rest do?
Nov 14 2016
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Rank #2: Let's talk about sex

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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 #3: Genes, infections and immunity

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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 #4: Genes, depression and schizophrenia

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Around one in four adults in the UK experiences mental health problems in any year, and mental illness is a major problem for sufferers, their loved ones, and society. It's becoming clear that genes are involved, but what do we actually know? Plus, artificial chromosomes, autism in the womb, and a toddling little gene of the month.
Apr 13 2014
30 mins
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Rank #5: Genes and genealogy

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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 #6: Designer genes

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The recent invention of powerful precision tools for editing the human genome - known as CRISPR, has opened up new worlds of possibilities for researchers seeking to understand how our genes work - and also those who want to permanently change the human genome for generations to come. But are we on the road to designer babies? Plus, we unpack the latest cancer breakthrough, and our gene of the month is making a terrible racket.
Mar 14 2016
32 mins
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Rank #7: Genomics - Hope or hype?

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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
30 mins
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Rank #8: Back to the womb

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We take a trip back to the womb and before, to find out about early development. Plus, the importance of placentas, why the age of your womb rather than your eggs matters, and a video game-inspired gene of the month.
Jan 14 2018
34 mins
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Rank #9: Signal to noise

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Building a baby is a complicated business, with millions of cells needing to work together. So how does it happen? Plus, how big data is making big strides in big genes, and our gene of the month is going round and round in circles.
Jul 13 2016
30 mins
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Rank #10: Check your compatibility

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You may not realise it, but your health, immune system and even love-life are governed by the particular set of so-called compatibility genes that you inherit. There are thousands of different variations in these genes, but why do we have such diversity and does it matter? Plus, we dig into the latest research on cancer genetics - how studying hundreds of tumour genomes might bring forward new breast cancer cures.
May 13 2016
30 mins
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Rank #11: Nature, nurture and wiring the brain

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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 #12: What's in your genes?

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As the costs of DNA analysis come down, we've seen the rise of direct-to-consumer genetic testing, allowing anyone to spit in a tube, pop it in the post and get a personalised readout direct to their inbox. But what do these tests actually reveal? Plus, how advertising execs can help us talk about genes, digging up the secrets in dogs genomes, and our gene of the month is totally legless.
Apr 13 2016
30 mins
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Rank #13: Doing the twist - packing DNA

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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 #14: 40 years of selfishness

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40 years ago Richard Dawkins' The Selfish Gene hit the shelves. We look back on how it changed the way many people think about genetics. Plus, linking nurture to nature, and a gigantic gene of the month.
Aug 13 2016
30 mins
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Rank #15: The future of genomic medicine

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This month we're finding out how genetic advances are shaping the future of healthcare at the Genetics Society autumn meeting. Plus, signposts for bees and an operatic gene of the month.
Dec 14 2017
32 mins
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Rank #16: Now hear this

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Hearing loss is distressing, whether it occurs later in life or in childhood. Now researchers are starting to unpick the genetic causes behind some of these problems. Plus, mice on drugs, stress and death, and a wobbly gene of the month.
Jan 14 2014
30 mins
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Rank #17: Gene therapy - Cystic fibrosis, blindness and more

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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 #18: Issues for genetic testing

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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 #19: Hello Dolly

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This month we've got a special bonus-length podcast commemorating twenty years since the birth of Dolly the Sheep, the first mammal cloned from an adult cell. Her birth changed the scientific world, and led to the development of other transformative technologies. Plus, our gene of the month is keeping a straight face.
Sep 13 2016
41 mins
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Rank #20: Taking shape

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Across the natural world, cells organise themselves into a wonderful array of shapes and structures. But how do they do this? Plus, building bones, plant sex in space, and a rather plump gene of the month.
Dec 14 2013
30 mins
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