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Made the Same Way

Everyone is different, but we all start as a fertilised egg – we’re made the same way. In this podcast series young artists collaborate with scientists, embracing challenging conversations about human developmental biology research. In each episode, an artist creates an original song or poem which echos their feelings and stimulates curiosity about research into how humans develop before birth.

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What is Made the Same Way?

Made the Same Way brings together emerging female emcees and researchers studying human developmental biology to discuss life, music and how humans develop before birth.

There are eight episodes featuring artists from the Herchester Collective and researchers affiliated with the Human Developmental Biology Initiative.

All episodes are available now on all major podcast platforms.

Episode 1 Trailer: ft. Karis Jade (Herchester) & Emma Rawlins (Gurdon Institute & HDBI)

“Do you think that science can ever answer the question of what makes us human?” Scientist Emma meets singer-songwriter Karis to discuss the science of human development. They chat about the basics; what is human developmental biology? Why is it worth studying? And what will it be used for in the future?”

All of the episode trailers are available on Youtube.

Making of Made the Same Way podcast

Made the Same Way was produced by Reform Radio.

Check out this documentary created by Reform that shows the making of episode 1, when artist Karis and the team from Reform visited Emma Rawlins and her research group at the Gurdon Institute.

The Human Developmental Biology Initiative (HDBI)

HDBI is a consortium of researchers who are trying to understand more about how the human body is formed from fertilisation to birth.

The overall goal of the project is to support wider research in human development, which is needed to better understand how humans grow and develop, and how problems with these processes can sometimes arise and lead to miscarriages and congenital abnormalities.