Made the Same Way

The ‘Made the Same Way’ temporary tattoo was designed for the Human Developmental Biology Initiative to represent their original podcast series as part of the Tattoo my Science project.

Made the Same Way

We are all different, but we all start as a fertilised egg – we’re made the same way.

In this podcast series, young artists collaborate with researchers, embracing challenging conversations about human developmental biology. In each episode, an artist creates an original song or poem which reflects their conversation.

Design by Cambridge Filmworks for HDBI

Made the Same Way Podcast

Made the Same Way is a brand new experimental podcast bringing together emerging artists and researchers to discuss science, life, and music.
Each episode challenges a new pair to collaborate on an original creative piece inspired by their conversation. You eavesdrop into the process and hear the final result. A collaborative project between Manchester production company Reform Radio and the Wellcome-funded Human Developmental Biology Initiative.
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Watch the episode 1 trailer!

“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?” Throughout the episode, the pair will write and record an original piece of music inspired by their meeting, exploring science in a brand new way.

The Making of Made the Same Way

This video gives a behind the scenes peak at how we made episode one of the podcast. Artist Karis Jade and the Reform Radio team visit Prof. Emma Rawlins in her lab at the Gurdon Institute in Cambridge.

The Human Developmental Biology Initiative

The Wellcome-funded Human Developmental Biology Initiative (HDBI) is a 5-year, £10 million research project involving 25 groups from across the UK and Europe. 

We want to better understand how humans develop before birth.

– from one cell to the trillions of cells that make up a human being.

There’s a lot that scientists don’t understand about how a single fertilised egg can give rise to over 200 different types of cells that form the organs and tissues in our bodies.

An illustration showing three friends chatting about a DNA tattoo the the person in the middle has

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