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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 (www.rigb.org.uk/advent), 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.

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