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Looking back at the publication of the human genome, and how macrophages mend muscle.
In this episode:
00:45 The human genome sequence, 20 years on
This week marks the 20th anniversary of a scientific milestone – the publication of the first draft of the human genome. Magdalena Skipper, Nature’s Editor-in-Chief gives us her recollections of genomics at the turn of the millennium, and the legacy of the achievement.
10:50 Research Highlights
Is there an evolutionary reason why hotter countries have hotter food? Maybe not. And larger groups of giraffe gal pals have better chances of survival.
Research Article: Bromham et al.
Research Highlight: For female giraffes, friends in high places bring towering benefits
12:48 Mending damaged muscles
It’s known that immune cells play an important role in muscle repair. Now though, researchers have isolated the specific molecules involved, and hope that this knowledge could be used in future to create therapies.
Research Article: Ratnayake et al.
19:39 Briefing Chat
We discuss some highlights from the Nature Briefing. This time, a court overrules a Trump administration guideline on how science can be used in environmental policy, and the harrowing lengths that Blue Whales need to take to avoid fishing vessels.
Washington Post: Judge throws out Trump rule limiting what science EPA can use