The cone snail Conus geographicus eating a goby fish Download icon

Episode 55: March 2019

In this episode, we hear about fast-acting insulin in cone snails, the roots of addiction, new gene editing techniques and gender biases in joint first authors.
Episode 55: March 2019
Dylan Taylor (CC BY 4.0)

Chapters

  1. 0:33
    A new type of insulin
    Fast-acting insulin found in certain sea snails could help us to design better diabetes treatments.
    This chapter is based on the following content
  2. 5:48
    Addictive personalities
    Can looking at people’s brains help us predict who will smoke, and who will drink?
    This chapter is based on the following content
  3. 13:02
    A backstop for genes
    How can we stop a new gene editing technique from accidentally spreading into the wild?
    This chapter is based on the following content
  4. 19:47
    What’s in a name
    In a paper with several joint first authors, male authors are more likely than female ones to appear first.
    This chapter is based on the following content