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Naked Genetics episode

Thu, 14th Jul 2016

Signal to noise

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Building a baby is a complicated business, with millions of cells needing to work together. So how does it happen?  Plus, how big data is making big strides in big genes, and our gene of the month is going round and round in circles. This is the Naked Genetics podcast for July 2016 with me, Dr Kat Arney, brought to you in association with The Genetics Society, online at genetics.org.uk.

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In this edition of Naked Genetics

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  • 01:03 - Abbie Fearon - Signals in cells

    Abbie Fearon, a researcher from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, gave me the low-down on cellular signals called FGFs.

  • 08:32 - Jennifer Symonds - Building glands

    Jennifer Symonds is discovering how FGFs help to make your mouth water - by building salivary glands during development, and much more.

  • 19:17 - News - Happy birthday Dolly

    After 277 attempts, Dolly - the world’s first cloned mammal, was born on the 5th July 1996 at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh

  • 21:25 - Timandra Harkness - Big genes, big data

    Big data is the big thing in science right now, with researchers around the world generating and trawling through ever-bigger data sets.

  • 28:00 - Gene of the Month - Roundabout

    And finally it’s time for our gene of the month, and this time it’s Roundabout.

  • Happy birthday, Dolly!

    After 277 attempts, Dolly - the world’s first cloned mammal, was born on the 5th July 1996 at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh.

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