The Genetics Society is delighted to be involved with Cosmic Shambles, a series of live discussions, interviews and podcasts presented by Robin Ince, in association with The Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath
Genetics Shambles will focus on the work of some of the leading lights from the worlds of science and genetics and feature in depth access rarely found in broadcast science series of today.
The series will use research surrounding the current COVID-19 pandemic as a starting point before focusing on the wider wonders of the study of genetics.
The pilot episode of this series with Robin Ince chatting to immunologist Prof Sheena Cruickshank, microbiologist Prof Edward Feil and mathematical modeller of disease Dr Ellen Brooks Pollock about the state of COVID-19 investigation was broadcast on 11th June 2020.
The rest of the series will tackle such grand questions as:
- Why do viruses affect some people more than others?
- Where are we on the development of drugs and vaccines that will help to fight this pandemic and other viruses?
- What have we learnt from the human genome and how has it helped us to understand inherited traits and improve our medicines?
- And what does the future hold for genetic research in both a scientific, and ethical, sense?
Available fortnightly from Wednesday, 1st July, there will be 12 episodes in total.
This brand new and exclusive series will help us all to better understand the basic building blocks of the natural world.