Patenting and preserving genes
There are few things in life as important as the food we eat, but making sure that we guard the genes in our crops for the future is just as important. Plus, we take a look at some of the intellectual property issues surrounding our food, learn squids surprising secret, and our gene of the month might be a mayor.
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In this edition of Naked Genetics
01:00 – Mike Ambrose – Saving seeds
Mike Ambrose managed the Germplasm Resources Unit at the John Innes
Centre in Norwich, preserving crop seeds for the future.
09:23 – Garrett Hellenthal – British Genes
Different parts of the UK harbour their own distinctive genetic flavour and
revealing where some of these groups might have come from
16:28 – Better genetic toolbox
US researchers have developed a more efficient, smaller tool for genetic engineering, effectively a pair of tiny scissors that can snip DNA
17:40 – Squid switch up messages
Scientists have discovered that squid edit the messages read from their genes to a surprisingly large extent.