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2018 Webby NomineeCSHL’s Base Pairs podcast has been selected as a 2018 Webby Award nominee

Base Pairs was “singled out as one of the five best in the world” in its category.

Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet.

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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Base Pairs podcast tells stories that convey the power of genetic information—past and present.

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A letter to our listeners

Hey, everyone,

Base Pairs is “the podcast about the power of genetic information,” but talking about that subject is not our only goal. We’re not here just to wow you with intriguing science stories. Our hope is that, at the end of every episode, you tuck your headphones away satisfied with having learned something new.

And to that end—in the spirit of sharing knowledge—we’ve created a downloadable library of every full Base Pairs episode under a CC BY-NC-SA license. We’ve also stripped all these versions of their background music for clarity and editing purposes. Our goal is to make it easier to use excerpts from Base Pairs as educational resources or even to play them in your own podcast or video—so long as you give credit and share-alike under the same creative-commons license.

So please make use of what Base Pairs has to offer! And, as always, “stay tuned for more science stories.”

Andrea and Brian
at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory