Introducing Tiny Expeditions – A Podcast about Genetics, DNA and Inheritance


Introducing Tiny Expeditions – A Podcast about Genetics, DNA and Inheritance

This week, I’m excited to tell you about a new way you can learn more about the work of some of my colleagues at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. 

Starting on February 3rd, HudsonAlpha will debut Tiny Expeditions – A Podcast about Genetics, DNA and Inheritance.

Developed and produced by David Kumbroch, a member of the communications team here at HudsonAlpha, this podcast will take you on engaging little journeys into the tiny world of DNA, and the giant-sized impact of genomics. David is a gifted science communicator and Tiny Expeditions—much like this blog—is produced for everyone, yet still puts the science front and center.  


The first season will explore the science of animal morphology, the study of why animals look the way they do. It features one of the Institute’s own experts, Greg Barsh, MD, PhD, talking about the work that has defined his career. 

Did you know animals with stripes can help teach us about human development? For that matter, did you know there are some humans that appear to have stripes? The podcast weaves back and forth between curious mysteries and world-changing implications, teaching you about genetics, DNA and inheritance along the way. 

The first season of Tiny Expeditions will answer all kinds of questions that you may not have even thought to ask. Why do dogs come in all shapes and sizes, but house cats are basically all built the same? Are zebras white with black stripes or black with white stripes? And what accounts for the beautiful diversity across the human race? 

If you’ve enjoyed learning about genomics through Shareable Science, I highly encourage you to check out Tiny Expeditions. The first season will offer six episodes, one every other week, starting on February 3rd.

Subscribe now and prepare yourself for a journey.

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