Naked Genetics

Naked Genetics episode

Fri, 13th May 2016

Check your compatibility

Handshake (c) Tobias Wolter

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. This is the Naked Genetics podcast for May 2016 with me, Dr Kat Arney, brought to you in association with The Genetics Society, online at

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In this edition of Naked Genetics

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  • 01:11 - Dan Davis - Compatibility genes

    Dan Davis, a Professor of immunology at the University of Manchester, is delving into the molecular mysteries of compatibility.

  • 22:45 - Emma Smith - Cancer genomes

    Researchers have analysed the entire genomes of more than 500 breast tumours, revealing exciting new clues about the origins of the disease.

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