Naked Scientists Podcast

Naked Scientists episode

Sun, 20th Nov 2005

Genetics, DNA Extraction and the Human Genome Project

This week we unravel the secrets of DNA as Dr Darren Grafham from the Sanger Centre in Hinxton, Cambridge, discusses the importance of sequencing genomes and how the Human Genome Project has improved medicine, Dr Mike Majerus from the Department of Genetics at Cambridge University explains how we can share genetic material with worms but look completely different, Anna Lacey interviews BBC producer Mike Salisbury about the making of the new David Attenborough series Life in the Undergrowth, and we take Kitchen Science to the classroom as schools across the region battle it out in a live DNA extraction experiment.

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