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Episode 1: June 2013

In the first eLife podcast we hear about the origins of multicellularity, the Irish potato famine, hepatitis viruses, how fog affects the behaviour of car drivers, and the evolution of chromatin.
Episode 1: June 2013

Chapters

  1. 1:02
    The origins of multicellularity
    Bacteria might have influenced the origin of multicellularity in animals.
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  2. 7:40
    Genetics of the Irish potato famine
    Genome sequencing reveals the strain of P. infestans that caused the Great Famine in the late 1840s.
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  3. 15:01
    All about eLife
    eLife deputy editor Fiona Watt explains why eLife was launched and what it hopes to achieve.
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  4. 22:03
    A receptor for hepatitis viruses
    The hepatitis B and D viruses can bind to a receptor on the surface of human cells that normally plays a role in circulating bile salts around the body.
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  5. 29:03
    The effect of fog on car drivers
    Virtual reality experiments show that motorists slow down when driving in fog, but they speed up when visibility is reduced equally at all distances.
  6. 35:26
    The evolution of chromatin
    Chromatin might have been involved in gene regulation before its role in DNA packaging evolved.
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