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OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Orion launch and synthetic DNA

Updated Tuesday 2nd December 2014

Get all the latest news from the world of Science with BBC Inside Science this week. 

In BBC Inside Science, Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.

On this week's programme:

Orion launch 
New spacecraft Orion will be having a test launch. Sitting on the new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System, it will take people as far as Mars. BBC Science correspondent Jonathan Amos reports from Cape Canaveral.  
Diego Urbina
Interview with the man who spent 520 days recreating the Mars mission without leaving the Earth.
Synthetic DNA 
Synthetic DNA makes synthetic enzymes. The show features an interview with Philipp Holliger from MRC Lab of Molecular Biology in Cambridge.
DNA of Richard III
The king’s DNA reveals infidelity in the family tree. Geneticist Dr Turi King, historian Professor Kevin Schurer and lead archaeologist of the project at Leicester University, Dr Richard Buckley, will share their findings. 
Want to share your views on any of the topics discussed in the programme? Use the comments function on this page or talk about the programme on Twitter using the #insidescience hashtag. 

Listen to Inside Science

Tune in to BBC Radio 4 on Thursday 2 December at 16:30 to listen to this week's programme. More information and a link to listen again later will be available from the BBC's Inside Science pages


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