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How Do Our Genes Work?

How Do Your Genes Work A talk by Dr Kat Arney The language of genes has become common in the media. We know they make your eyes blue, your hair curly or your nose straight. We’re told that genes control the risk of cancer, heart disease, alcoholism or Alzheimer’s. The cost of DNA sequencing has plummeted from billions of pounds per genome to a few hundred, and gene-based advances in medicine hold huge promise.  But how do our genes actually make us who we are? With the help of cats with thumbs, fish with hips and wobbly worms, Kat...

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A Genetically Encrypted Riemann Hypothesis

You may have heard about Fermat last theorem, but have you heard of the Riemann hypothesis? If you can solve it there’s a £1m prize up for grabs. In today’s podcast we are going to hear about how genetics statistic analysis can play a role in sports from Ciaran McInerney of Sheffield Hallam University, a musical interlude with the Riemann hypothesis from the signing maths teacher Kyle Evans followed by how maths can help with online encryption from Stanley Xiao who is currently at Oxford University.

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