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Genes and sexuality, extreme inbreeding, dog brains and hurricanes: Sunday Science 08/09/19

In this week’s Sunday Science, lots of stories of genes and evolution: how genes determine very little of the rainbow spectrum of human sexuality, how Britain has a rather worryingly high proportion of people born as a result of extreme inbreeding, how we changed dog brains, and a remarkable fossil of an ancient human relative.  Continue reading

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HIV vaccine, twisty galaxies, gene editing blood cells, glowing green sharks & more…Sunday Science 11/08/19

In this week’s Sunday Science some nice medical advances: a promising new HIV vaccine trial, approval of a drug for ovarian cancer and a potential game-changer with gene edited blood cells to treat blood disorders that affect millions of people. Also: spooky green fluorescent sharks, our twisted galaxy, green energy, and embryo development. Continue reading

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Parental dinosaurs, home genetic tests, gene silencing therapy, gambling AIs & why long working hours are bad for you: Sunday Science 28/07/19

In this week’s Sunday Science, a call for a crackdown on home genetic test kits, the first NHS approved gene silencing therapy, climate change heats up, how overworking could give you a stroke, and how some dinosaurs were more devoted parents than we first thought…. Continue reading

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Trees, solar power, scorpion antibiotics, sleeping zebrafish and tough but tender feet: Sunday Science 14/07/19

Sunday Science is back after a brief holiday hiatus, with a bumper issue, covering a few eye-opening climate change problems and solutions, a new anti-tuberculosis agent from scorpion venom, callused but sensitive feet, and sleeping zebrafish.

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Sunday Science 09/06/19: why fast food is bad for you, brain cells in your tumour, arthritis, the anthropocene and more…

In this fortnight’s Sunday Science…why fast food is bad for you (but you might be lucky enough to be resistant to sugar), a new tactile sensing glove, fossils in amber, rheumatoid arthritis, brain cells in your tumour, the evolution of godzilla and more… Continue reading