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Naked Genetics episode

Fri, 14th Oct 2016

Testing, testing

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We hear more than ever about the secrets hidden in our genes, from our risk of diseases to traits such as intelligence or even sporting ability. But can we really test for them? And just because we can, does that mean we should? Plus, an extremely popular - and extremely distracting - gene of the month. This is the Naked Genetics podcast for October 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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  • 18:30 - Mike McNamee - Sporting genes

    The latest tests promise to tell parents whether their kid is cut out for certain sports and activities. But are they worth it?

  • 27:59 - Gene of the Month - Pokemon

    It's time for our Gene of the Month, and this time it’s Pokémon - or rather, Zbtb7.

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