Breathe Easier with Tibetan Genes

17 May 2010
Presented by Chris Smith, Diana O'Carroll.


In this NewsFlash, we find out how to detect the brain activity when you see a familiar face and why genetically modified crops may boost bug populations. Also, we discover the chemicals that make mice scared stiff if they smell a predator, and hear how to create hair cells, essential for hearing, in the lab. Plus, how Tibetans living at altitude have developed different genes to their lowland neighbours!


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