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Genetics Unzipped: Squid Sport – the Node

“Whereas it sounds foolish to ship squid into area, these easy fashions are straightforward to control, small and don’t weigh rather a lot so we are able to get you loads of data in a brief time period.”

Professor Jamie Foster

Within the newest episode of the Genetics Unzipped podcast, Dr Sally Le Web page takes a deep dive into the world of squid. She quizzes squid biologist and science communicator, Dr Sarah McAnulty on how they advanced and why they’re so onerous to genetically modify, and asks microbiologist Professor Jamie Foster why on earth scientists are sending glow-in-the-dark squid into area. 

These ‘cephalonauts’ will present scientists with information to additional perceive how astronauts’ well being is impacted by long-term area flight and the way gravity impacts the way in which animals and micro organism speak to one another in symbiotic relationships.

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