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Naked Genetics episode

Mon, 14th Sep 2015

Hundreds and Thousands

Sprinkles (c) Tiia Monto

When it comes to figuring out which genes and genetic variations are linked to particular traits and diseases, there’s only one way to do it, and that’s to go large, with cohort studies involving hundreds or even thousands of volunteers. We meet the Born In Bradford bunch, a Canadian cohort, and more than a few pairs of twins. Plus, oh my God, they killed our gene of the month!

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In this edition of Naked Genetics

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  • 20:51 - Robert Plomin - Tracing twins

    Professor Robert Plomin from Kings College London explains why twins are so interesting to geneticists, and what they can tell us.

  • 28:41 - Gene of the Month - Kenny

    And finally, it’s time for our gene of the month, and this time - Oh my God, they killed Kenny!

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