Genetic Conflict and the Parliament of Genes

Are your genes working in harmony or is there genetic conflict? Here you'll learn the surprising hoops your genome must jump through to stay functional.


Why do genes cooperate so well? The truth is, they don’t, at least not always. Here we look at how genes can rebel and what other genes in the genome must do to stop the rebels from ruining everything. We also look at how cooperation and policing work in non-human animals such as badgers, bats, and birds. 

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Scientific Papers show in the animation:

Papers about species displaying abnormal sex-ratios, and the causes


Our videos benefit from guidance and advice provided by experts in science and education. This animation is the result of collaboration between the following scientists, educators, and our team of creatives.

  • Jordan Collver
  • Jeremiah Deasey
  • Anthony Danzl
  • Tyler Proctor
  • Jon Perry
  • Stuart West, PhD