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In this episode from our series exploring 100 ideas in genetics, we’re entering the glamorous world of modelling, meeting the supermodels… of science. We’re taking a look at some of the field’s top models - the eclectic collection of organisms that have been put to work in the lab to reveal the secrets of biology.

Pretty white for a fly guy

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Mighty mouse

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Hey buddy

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You can find us on Twitter @geneticsunzip or email us at with any questions and feedback. Please do take a minute to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts from, and it would be great if you could rate and review - and more importantly, please spread the word.

Genetics Unzipped is presented by me, Kat Arney, and produced by First Create the Media for the Genetics Society - one of the oldest learned societies in the world dedicated to supporting and promoting the research, teaching and application of genetics. You can find out more and apply to join at  Our theme music was composed by Dan Pollard, the logo was designed by James Mayall and production was by Hannah Varrall. Thanks for listening, and until next time, goodbye.

Music and SFX credits

  • Italy Jr - Underbelly

  • Star Spangled Banner - US Army Band

  • Spanish Rose - Chris Haugen

  • Granite (sting) - Ethan Meixsell

  • Adventure Theme – Sir Cubworth

  • Lazy River Rag – Dan Lebowitz

  • Saving the World, Aaron Kenny

  • Mountain Sun – Audionautix, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence,

  • Dog Toy Squeaks, Mike Koenig, CC BY 3.0

  • Cartoon Computer, Daniel Simon, CC BY 3.0

  • Guinea Pig, Daniel Simon, CC BY 3.0

  • Labrador Barking Dog, Daniel Simon, CC BY 3.0

  • Catapult,, CC BY 3.0

  • All other sound effects open source

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