The Welsh Y Cromosone

A man who must certainly stand a chance in the Greatest Living Welshperson stakes is geneticist Professor Steve Jones.

The author of The Selfish Gene and prominent atheist was featured on Radio 4 this morning. The House I Grew Up In took Jones back to his childhood haunts in West Wales, where he described how his interest in science was stimulated by local iron age remains, how his great great uncle was once identified as the perfect specimen of a Celt, and his own, early, positive experiences of religion through the chapel (Scottish Presbyterianism was a different thing entirely).

He also described his pride at the Welsh Y Chromosome and you can listen to the show on the BBC i-player here – very good it is too.

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