The storytelling geneticist

Dr. Kat Arney has studied genetics, written many books, recorded podcasts and now is helping other people to tell their stories through her organization First Create the Media. We chatted to her about epigenetics, our personal genomes and sharing that information with others. We talk about genetic manipulation through CRISPR, a subject Kat discussed as part of her tenure with the Naked Scientists. Just listen out for our “Uh oh” moment as we’re talking about it towards the end of this episode!

You can catch up with Kat on twitter, and Facebook, and find out more about her latest work on the Genetics Unzipped podcast.

We’re hugely grateful to Kat’s sister Helen Arney for making her music available through creative commons. If you want to know more about Helen’s comedic science tunes you can follow her on twitter, or listen to her music on her bandcamp site. This track was “Statistically, I love you” - a good one for upcoming valentine’s day.

Thanks to The Bricks in Ybor for their attention, beers and delicious tacos, and to our friend Jill for her presence.