Level Up Human Extra - RNA

Simon and Rachel recap Episode 10 of Series 2, where we chatted with immunologist Professor Sheena Cruickshank and microbiologist Dr. Chloe James. Plus Simon has good news for Eurovision fans.


We dive deeper into what RNA is, how to train bacteriophages, and how we know humans are still evolving.


An edited transcript is available here.


Mentioned this episode


2001: A Space Odyssey: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001:_A_Space_Odyssey_(film)

Patrick Moore’s Gamesmaster: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCuPX_tmOOo

Ribonucleic acid (RNA): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RNA 

Messenger RNA: https://www.genome.gov/genetics-glossary/messenger-rna

Transfer RNA: https://www.genome.gov/genetics-glossary/Transfer-RNA

Are we evolving to survive Alzheimers?: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/alzheimers-asthma-high-cholesterol-eradicated-natural-selection-plos-biology-research-a7932566.html

Thunderdome (featuring Tina Turner): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HeZrI5Giw4

Cytokine: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cytokine

Cytokine storm: https://www.newscientist.com/term/cytokine-storm/

The AI Eurovision Song Contest: https://www.vprobroadcast.com/titles/ai-songcontest.html

Boris: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_(band)


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