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UCL scientists debate: 'In Our Time'

6 December 2007


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'In Our Time' on Radio 4, hosted by Melvyn Bragg, focused today on a discussion on cancer and ageing by two academics from UCL and one from the University of Oxford.

Steve Jones, Professor of Genetics in the Galton Laboratory at UCL and Linda Partridge, Weldon Professor of Biometry talked about genetic mutation - which may explain the ravages of illness such as cancer, unlock the secrets of ageing, but can also explain life itself.

To listen again to the programme, use the link at the top of the article.

Professor Steve Jones is a high-profile biologist and popular science writer. Professor Linda Partridge is a leading evolutionary biologist with a specialism in the biology of ageing, who is currently leading the development of a new UCL Institute of Health Ageing. Both appear regularly in UCL news articles - to see a few examples, see the links below.