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Naked Genetics episode

Sat, 13th Jun 2015

Breeding a better cow

Cow (c) Maksim, Wikimedia Commons

For centuries, enthusiastic breeders have been selecting plants and animals with desirable genetic traits, changing many species almost beyond recognition. So how have some of these changes come about, and where will new genetic technologies take our food in the future? Plus, breeding a better cow, Viagra for malaria, and a gene of the month with an Italian twist. 

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In this edition of Naked Genetics

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  • 28:15 - Gene of the Month - Spaghetti

    Spaghetti, a fruit fly gene, may be the missing link between the bodyclock and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.

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