Posts tagged genetics
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!

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It's the end of the world as we know it...

...and we're feeling kind of queasy if we're honest. Les Shaw is a researcher at the University of South Florida and he studies the resistance of bacteria to antibiotics. Most of us have only known a world where many infections can easily be treated with readily available treatments, but the rise of resistant bugs such as MRSA is frighteningly common and threatens to become a major health issue. How did we get here, and is there hope for us in the future? Listen in to find out more.

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