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Naked Genetics episode

Tue, 13th Sep 2016

Hello Dolly

Dolly the sheep (c) Roslin Institute

This month we’ve got a special bonus-length podcast commemorating twenty years since the birth of Dolly the Sheep, the first mammal cloned from an adult cell. Her birth changed the scientific world, and led to the development of other transformative technologies. Plus, our gene of the month is keeping a straight face. This is the Naked Genetics podcast for September 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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  • 01:04 - Ian Wilmut - Cloning Dolly

    Sir Ian Wilmut led the team responsible for the creation of Dolly and explains the history of the research leading to her birth.

  • 10:20 - Shinya Yamanaka - Special stem cells

    Shinya Yamanaka, who won a Nobel prize for his discovery that just four molecules could convert any type of adult cell back into stem cells

  • 19:55 - Angelika Schnieke - From sheep to pigs

    Angelika Schnieke's research on pigs is helping to change our understanding of human diseases and provide future transplant organs.

  • 30:50 - Lissa Heron - Playing chicken

    The Roslin Institute’s Lissa Heron is working with genetically modified chickens, meaning that their eggs can produce vital drugs.

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