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MIT: Genome Editing with CRISPR-Cas9

This animation depicts the CRISPR-Cas9 method for genome editing – a powerful new technology with many applications in biomedical research, including the potential to treat human genetic disease. Feng Zhang, a leader in the development of this technology, is a faculty member at MIT, an investigator at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, and a …

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Nature Video: Epigenome | The symphony in your cells

Almost every cell in your body has the same DNA sequence. So how come a heart cell is different from a brain cell? Cells use their DNA code in different ways, depending on their jobs. Just like orchestras can perform one piece of music in many different ways. A cell’s combined set of changes in …

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Origins Project: The Great Debate | Origins of the future

The evening was moderated by Lawrence Krauss. Origins of the Future: From Medicine and Synthetic Biology to Machine Intelligence, features Richard Dawkins, Craig Venter, Kim Stanley Robinson, Esther Dyson, Eric Horvitz, George Poste and Randolph Nesse discussing the origins of the future, followed by Q&A.   Part I Part II

Aspen Institute: Modern Day Mapmakers | DNA Sequencing and Other Technologies

Understanding the “blueprint of life” is the key to applying technology to biology. Computing power and DNA sequencing have opened an entire new field in medicine, making it possible to customize treatment and combat disease based on personal genetic profiles. With the dramatically falling cost of sequencing, it is easier to perscribe preventative medicine based …

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The Aspen Institute: Biochemist Craig Venter on Minimal Cells

Interview with Craig Venter at the Washington Ideas Forum 2014. Venter is an American biochemist, geneticist and entrepreneur. The Washington Ideas Forum 2014. Hosted in partnership with the The Atlantic, the Washington Ideas Forum has developed a reputation for fostering creative thinking about the critical issues affecting our national identity, politics, and core values. Celebrating …

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Stephen Friend: The hunt for “unexpected genetic heroes”

What can we learn from people with the genetics to get sick — who don’t? With most inherited diseases, only some family members will develop the disease, while others who carry the same genetic risks dodge it. Stephen Friend suggests we start studying those family members who stay healthy. Hear about the Resilience Project, a …

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Science Bulletins: Neanderthal DNA Persists in Humans

Published on Mar 7, 2014 When modern humans migrated out of Africa between 100,000 and 60,000 years ago, they encountered and bred with Neanderthals, our close relatives living in Europe and Asia. For people of non-African descent, approximately 2 percent of their genome has some Neanderthal DNA. New research is investigating which components of the …

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J. Craig Venter: Life at the Speed of Light – From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life

Hosted by the University of California, this interview with scientist and visionary J. Craig Venter, examines the creation of life with synthetic genomics as he talks about his latest book, “Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life.” Venter is interviewed by The Science Network’s Roger Bingham …

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The Origin of Us – Fossils of Modern Humans Interbreeding within and outside of Africa

Some enduring questions of human origins is when, where and how we “Behaviorally Modern Humans” emerged and why and how we eventually replaced all the other human-like species. This series hosted by The University of California takes a fresh look at the situation today with a critical examination of the available evidence from multiple sources. Chris …

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Hendrik Poinar: Bring back the woolly mammoth!

FILMED MAR 2013 • POSTED MAY 2013 • TEDxDeExtinction TED presents Hendrik Poinar who who gives an informative talk on the next big thing: The quest to engineer a creature that looks very much like our furry friend, the woolly mammoth. The first step, to sequence the woolly genome, is nearly complete. And it’s huge. …

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Stewart Brand: The dawn of de-extinction. Are you ready?

FILMED FEB 2013 • POSTED MAR 2013 • TED2013 TED presents Stewart Brand who says that we now have the technology to bring back species that humanity wiped out. And we sure have been good at doing just that, examples are the passenger pigeon, the Eastern cougar, the dodo etc. With the capacity to bring …

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UCLA: Sarah Tishkoff | CARTA | Culture-Gene Interactions

There are individuals who maintain the ability to digest milk into adulthood due to a genetic adaptation in populations that have a history of pastoralism. Sarah Tishkoff from the University of Pennsylvania presents her latest studies of the genetic basis of lactose tolerance in African pastoralist populations. Her team has identified several mutations that arose …

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Angela Belcher: Using nature to grow batteries

TED presents TEDxCaltech where Angela Belcher shows how she being inspired by an abalone shell, programs viruses to make elegant nano-scale structures that humans can use. Selecting for high-performing genes through directed evolution, she’s produced viruses that can construct powerful new batteries, clean hydrogen fuels and record-breaking solar cells. Angela Belcher: Using nature to grow batteries [FMP …

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Ellen Jorgensen: Biohacking — you can do it, too

TED presents Ellel Jorgensen who asks: We have personal computing, why not personal biotech? Biologist Ellen Jorgensen and her colleagues asked themselves before opening Genspace, a nonprofit DIYbio lab in Brooklyn devoted to citizen science, where amateurs can go and tinker with biotechnology. Far from being a sinister Frankenstein’s lab (as some imagined it), Genspace …

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Nobel Week Dialogue: The Promised Land of Genomic Medicine: How Do We Actually Get There?

Nobel laureates and other experts discuss human genetics and medicine in this session of round-table discussion.

Nobel Week Dialogue: Genetics and Nurture: Understanding the Interactions Between Genetics and the Environment

  Nobel laureates and other experts discuss genetics in this session of round-table discussion.

Nobel Week Dialogue: The Great Deal We Don’t Know and How to Discover It

  Nobel laureates and other experts discuss human biology in this session of round-table discussion.

J. Craig Venter: The Software of Life

Fora TV presents renowned biologist J. Craig Venter, who speaks about the man’s quest for mastering the genome, the software of life. Conference held on 11.17.2012. J. Craig Venter: The Software of Life from Hindustan Times on FORA.tv

Craig Venter: Health, Genomics, Research and Power

Fora TV presents biologist and entrepreneur Craig Venter talking about the intersection between health, genomics, research and power. Craig Venter is CEO & President for Synthetic Genomics, and he shares the latest advancements in synthetic genomic research and technology. According to Venter, synthetic biological organisms are not far away. Craig Venter: Health, Genomics, Research and …

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