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