[LISTEN] The Science Inside Genetics episode


The Science Inside is a weekly show that goes inside the science of major news events. The show is broadcast on Voice of Wits every Monday at 6pm.This week’s edition focuses on genetics.

The presenters talk about Japanese researchers’ efforts to genetically engineer hens whose eggs contain drugs that can fight serious diseases including cancer.

Genetically personalised or precision medicine, when a treatment has been chosen or influenced by your particular genetics. Aaron Ciechanover, the joint winner of the 2004 Nobel prize in Chemistry, talks.about personalized medicine and Dr Daniel Meyersfeld from DNAlysis explain what the future holds in this area

In Unscience looks into whether kissing can help treat allergies.

Antibiotic resistant bacteria, is a growing concerning in the medical community. Professor Bavesh Kana, head of the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) node of the DST/NRF Centre of Excellence for Biomedical TB Research, talks about the bacteria and its threat.

The Science Inside is presented by Elna Schütz and DJ Keyez. Our production team is Gabriel Chemhuru with technical production by Kutlwano Serame. Original concept by Paul McNally

Find more programmes on www.journalism.co.za/science visit the show’s Facebook page.


SciBraai, a proudly South African NPO dedicated to science journalism, communication and outreach. SciBraai began on Heritage Day 2013 - Anina Mumm and Engela Duvenage in 2013 launched the website, scibraai.co.za, to feature stories about South African research, technology and innovation, and the people behind the discoveries. This blog welcomes all South Africans to go behind the scenes of local science and exploration endeavors. It’s a place to share stories about the scientists themselves and the interesting, little-known activities that are often left out of research journals. A place to learn more about the stuff that makes South African science and its people tick. A place to feel inspired about what South Africans are discovering on home soil and abroad. Because local is lekker, no matter what language you use. SciBraai's following has grown in the past years, and we are now on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We've also begun organising real-life braai's where we share round-the-fire stories about South African science and scientists.

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