For scientists, by scientists: This archive maintains
the first years of Heredity podcast content.
For the latest podcasts visit the Nature.com Heredity podcast page
Evolution of phenotyopic traits without positive
Darwinian selection; Genome-wide comparisons identify chromosomal
rearrangements in bird genomes; Using Y-chromosomes to reconstruct dog
domestication; Centromere repositioning in primates.
Listen to the September 2011 episode
Bighorn sheep genomics- the genetics of being large and horny; Does hybridisation trigger speciation- the case of the Oxford ragwort; Injecting Genetics into conservation policy and practice- the 'ConGRESS' European FP7 project
Listen to the July
Basic mathematical errors in molecular clock calculations, using multiple genetic markers to nail down the origin of Irish pygmy shrews, evolution of SINES, first lessons from the Arabidopsis lyrata genome (read the papers here)
Listen to the May
Learning about evolution from dog genetics, successful sperm competition and its heritability, evolution of malarial resistance, measuring inbreeding, the evolution of genetic modularity, long distance gene flow in trees
Agressive Soviet rats (and friendly ones), a new model for the evolution of altruism, environmental influences on the differentiation of dolphins, salmonid genetics
Rampant Eastern European Y chromosomes, wolf conservation genetics, measuring genetic differentiation (Fst)
Heritability of ageing, implications of genetic linkage and the genetics of sex determination in dragon lizards
November 2009 Kleptogenesis, scrapie genetics, global warming & Drosophila and a return to the strange meiotic system of dogroses.
09 Understanding genetic diversity in the wild: characterizing it,
understanding how plants may exploit it, and how human management may
June 2009 Family drama in some of Mendel and Darwin's favourite species plus Bayesian statistics and the nature of the genetic code
Winter 2008/9 : The new Heredity Archive is free online, containing many classic genetics papers from 1947 onwards. In this podcast, we ask geneticists to choose some gems from the archive and explain their importance. We also hear from Tracy Chapman about seminal fluid mediated fitness traits.
April 2008 : Social parasites and the evolution of virulence, new methods for studying polyploids and evolution: just how predictable is it?
New Year 2008 : Times are a-changin' for the molecular clock, and the extraordinary epigenetics of a transposon trap
October 2007: The chicken and egg problem of inversions, and not everybody's equal when it comes to mutations
July 2007: Bumblebee bottlenecks and dinosaur genomes
April 2007: Evolution takes on climate change, the lek paradox revisited, and short sperm in stalkies
February/March 2007: Ark populations, (a)symetrical deer and the inner workings of coevolution
January 2007: Sex in small doses, Dynamic DNA and is inbreeding depressing?
Final 2006: Not all cities are genetic melting pots, sexual selection and evolvability and sexual dimorphism
October 2006: Spanish flu resurrected, a bright outlook for the human Y-chromosome, and radishes gone wild
September 2006: The enigmatic world of EvoDevo
August 2006: DNA barcodes and how a friendly fungus became a perilous pathogen
July 2006: Garden genetics, shiny statistics and migrating molluscs
June 2006: Skeletons in the closet for fine wines, evolution in human body tissues, and genetic clues about the ancestors of modern Europeans
May 2006: Our new sisters, the sea squirts, picky tree frogs, and big lessons from small genomesApril 2006 (pilot): Who won the GM debate, dog rose reproduction, worms and elephantiasis, and why teeth are giving biologists something to chew on