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In anticipation of Alison Woollard’s appearance at the CHRISTMAS LECTURES later this month, the Royal Institution is releasing a different video each day between December 1 and Christmas Eve.

The advent calendar videos (, inspired by the ‘Life Fantastic’ lectures, will work their way through the 23 pairs of human chromosomes and the mitochondrial DNA that make up the building blocks of human life.