Our new podcast series, ‘Not Another Science Podcast?!’, has officially launched!
Listen to the first episode below!
Exploiting Our Genes to Fight Disease (Science During a Pandemic #1),
with Max Fourman
Not Another Science Podcast
July 1st, 2020
Why do some people get more sick than others? The answer could lie in our genes. In this episode we talk to Max Fourman (twitter.com/maxfourman), who is part of the Baillie Lab (baillielab.net/) run by Dr Kenneth Baillie (twitter.com/kennethbaillie), and based at the Roslin Institute at The University of Edinburgh. They use genomics – the sequencing, study, and mapping of the genome – to search for the genes that make some people more susceptible to disease. The lab is using this knowledge to study COVID-19, leading a large, collaborative, open-source research study called GenOMICC (the Genetics Of Mortality In Critical Care – genomicc.org/) to try and understand why some people are more severely affected by SARS-CoV-2.
Not Another Science Podcast?! is edited by Helena Cornu (twitter.com/helenacornu), hosted by Tom Edwick (twitter.com/edwicktom) and brought to you by Edinburgh University Science Magazine (EUSci). Our cover art was designed by Apple Chew (twitter.com/_applechew). Visit our website at www.eusci.org.uk to check out the latest issue of the magazine, a ton of other cool science content by our student journalists, and to see how to get involved. All podcast episodes and transcripts can be found at www.eusci.org.uk/podcasts/.