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Telomeres: Telling Tails

by Elizabeth Blackburn
Telomeres: Telling Tails
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 876 views
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Telomeres protect chromosome ends and help stabilize the genome. Throughout human life and in aging, telomeres often erode down, eventually causing cells to malfunction or die. The highly regulated cellular enzyme telomerase adds telomeric DNA to tel....

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Minimizing a Bacterial Genome by Global Design and Synthesis

by Hamilton Smith
Minimizing a Bacterial Genome by Global Design and Synthesis
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 972 views
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In 2010, we chemically synthesized the 1078 Kb Mycoplasma mycoides genome and transplanted it into a recipient cell cytoplasm to create a 'synthetic cell', JCVI-syn1.0 (Science, 329, 52-56, 2010). We identified several hundred non-essential genes by ....

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The Origins of Cellular Life

by Jack Szostak
The Origins of Cellular Life
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 850 views
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The complexity of modern biological life has long made it difficult to understand how life could emerge spontaneously from the chemistry of the early earth. We are attempting to synthesize simple artificial cells in order to discover plausible pathwa....

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A Crime against Humanity

by Richard Roberts
A Crime against Humanity
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 1042 views
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When Monsanto first tried to introduce GMO seeds into Europe there was a backlash by the Green parties and their political allies, who feared that American agro-business was about to take over their food supply. Thus began a massive campaign not agai....

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Finding Mutations that Affect Immunity

by Bruce Beutler
Finding Mutations that Affect Immunity
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 932 views
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Beginning with an exception to normal function caused by a genetic aberration, one may hope to find at least one protein with non-redundant function in a certain biological process. This approach permitted the identification of the receptor for bacte....

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00:34:00

Insight into the Laws of Nature for Biological Evolution

by Werner Arber
Insight into the Laws of Nature for Biological Evolution
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 864 views
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Both evolutionary biology and genetics have their roots 150 years ago in work with phenotypic variants of plants and animals. In contrast, microbial genetics originating as recently as the 1940s, rapidly revealed that filamentous DNA molecules are th....

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00:29:00

From Proto-oncogenes to Precision Oncology

by Harold Varmus
From Proto-oncogenes to Precision Oncology
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 995 views
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The diagnosis, classification, and treatment of human cancers are being transformed by scientific discoveries that were strongly influenced by the discovery of the c-src proto-oncogene, as described in the lecture by Michael Bishop. The path to this ....

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Genetic Engineering

by Various Presenters
Genetic Engineering
for 11-14 and upwards,
Highschool presentations | 11-14 and upwards | 5 years ago | 0 views
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A discussion of the problems caused by genetic engineering.

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Helix – Episode 9 – Autism

by Patricia Martin
Helix – Episode 9 – Autism
for 11-14 and upwards,
Undergraduate presentations | 11-14 and upwards | 5 years ago | 0 views
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This episode covers the symptoms and theorized causes of the Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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Helix – Episode 8 – Wilson Disease

by Patricia Martin
Helix – Episode 8 – Wilson Disease
for 11-14 and upwards,
Undergraduate presentations | 11-14 and upwards | 5 years ago | 960 views
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This episode outlines details about Wilson disease, a rare disorder involving the amounts of copper in the body,  and the negative effects on vision and different organs.

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01:09:00

Green Fluorescent Protein: Lighting up Life

by Martin Chalfie
Green Fluorescent Protein: Lighting up Life
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 5 years ago | 860 views
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The accidental discovery of this wonderful tool has changed the face of biology.

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A Worm’s Tale: Secrets of Inheritance and Immortality

by Craig Mello
A Worm’s Tale: Secrets of Inheritance and Immortality
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 5 years ago | 1122 views
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Intracellular synthesis is immensely fast and complex.

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