Genetic drift is a science podcast like no other. Join the duo of Anthony and Juliet as they take a deep dive into the world of genetic diseases and medical genetics. In this show, we will lead you through the biology of each disease including the molecular genetics that can determine the outcome of these hereditary conditions. We then discuss the medical history of the disease as well as what we know of it's origins from the genes themselves before discussing their future alongside common misconceptions and stigma surrounding each illness. This is a must try podcast to introduce you to the world of genetics and disease.
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Episode 22. Osteogenesis Imperfecta - Brittle Bones
48:11Join Anthony, Juliet and Banjo as they (excluding Banjo) dive into the world of Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a hereditary condition that leads to brittle bones. Tune in to hear the history, biology and future research for the condition. There are also many instances of Banjo being a disruptive puppy.
Episode 21. Halloween Special - Porphyria And The Modern Vampire
52:59Tonight, is Halloween night and we're covering a condition that has shaped the 20th century view of the vampire, werewolf and zombie, Porphyria. Tune in to hear the biology, history, and mythology of this fascinating group of conditions.
Episode 18. Tuberous Sclerosis - Tumours And Seizures
44:48Join Anthony and Juliet as they dive into the world of Tuberous Sclerosis, a condition that causes tumours to grow and often lead to seizures throughout a patient's life. Tune in as we dive into the biology, history and future of this complicated condition.
Episode 15. Werner Syndrome - Telomeres And Time
38:16We're back! This time Anthony and Juliet dive into the mysterious world of Werner Syndrome. The history is hazy, but the biology is fascinating. Tune in to learn about a fascinating condition and what it can tell us about the aging process.