Genetics Unzipped

February 2019 episodes:

007_Supermodels of science

In this episode from our series exploring 100 ideas in genetics, we’re entering the glamorous world of modelling, meeting the supermodels… of science. We’re taking a look at some of the field’s top models – the eclectic collection of organisms that have been put to work in the lab to reveal the secrets of biology.

 

006_Big fat failure

In this episode we’re looking at the genetics of failure – we talk to Dr Giles Yeo about why we fail to lose weight thanks to our genes, and why ignoring genetic information and DNA diversity leads to billions of dollars being wasted on drugs that don’t work.