Genetics Unzipped is the podcast from the Genetics Society - one of the oldest learned societies dedicated to supporting and promoting the research, teaching and application of genetics. Find out more and apply to join at genetics.org.uk

023 Mergers and Acquisitions

023 Mergers and Acquisitions

Kat: Hello, and welcome to Genetics Unzipped - the Genetics Society podcast, with me, Dr Kat Arney.

In this episode from our centenary series exploring 100 ideas in genetics, we’re looking at mergers and acquisitions - but in a biological rather than a financial sense. We find out what happens when two cells decide to move in together, unpack the history of genetic engineering and bleat on about the story of Dolly the Sheep.

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Moving in together

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GMO? OMG!

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I will always love ewe - The story of Dolly the Sheep

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That’s all for now. We’ll be back next time taking a look at the genetics and health effects of the microbiome - the collection of bacteria that live in your gut.

You can find us on Twitter @geneticsunzip and please do take a moment to rate and review us on Apple podcasts - it really makes a difference and helps more people discover the show.

Genetics Unzipped is presented by me, Kat Arney, and produced by First Create the Media for the Genetics Society - one of the oldest learned societies in the world dedicated to supporting and promoting the research, teaching and application of genetics. You can find out more and apply to join at genetics.org.uk 

Our theme music was composed by Dan Pollard, and the logo was designed by James Mayall and audio production was by Hannah Varrall. Thanks for listening, and until next time, goodbye. 

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Cover image: Kunstformen der Natur (1904), plate 24: Desmidiea. Ernst Haeckel. Public domain.

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