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OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science – Personal genome

Updated Thursday 7th November 2013

This week Lucie Green and guests discuss genetics, solar cells, asteroids and Alfred Russel Wallace.

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A molecular model represents molecules and their processes. Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Janpietruszka | In BBC Inside Science, Dr Lucie Green, colleagues and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.

On this week's episode:

  • Personal genome: Britons are donating their sequenced DNA, but how anonymous is it?
  • Solar cells and music: How playing music might make PV cells more efficient.
  • Asteroids: Recent footage of an asteroid entering the Earth's atmosphere is giving us new insights into asteroid impacts.
  • Alfred Russel Wallace: Wallace died 100 years ago today. Why doesn't he share Darwin's spotlight?

Listen to Inside Science

Tune in to BBC Radio 4 on Thursday 7 November 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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