Learn about evolution and factors that drive micro-evolution!
Learn how scientists use mouse models to understand how our genes contribute to biology and disease.
Discover the clever tricks our cells use to package all of our genetic information into a cell’s nucleus.
Find out what is RNA splicing, and how our body can separate the signal from the noise to ensure our cells can function properly
Learn about this fascinating genetic process that is a useful research tool in medicine!
Learn how bioinformatics can help us better understand our genes! From sequencing to bioinformatic analysis, we cover all of the basics!
Explore the different parts of the cell that allow our bodies to function so seamlessly!
The 3D organization of the genome may control cell identity. Discover the experiments that led to this intriguing hypothesis!
Explore the discovery of gene linkage which has led to the development of the ultimate high resolution map of the human genome
Take a tour of your DNA with us to understand what these terms mean and how they fit together!
Take a trip back in time to make this fundamental discovery alongside the scientists!
Learn how a T cell is able to recognize the difference between our own healthy tissues and foreign things that need to be destroyed
This fundamental discovery formed the basis for biology as we know it, and all that has come from it. Learn more!
Watch the elegant, yet simple experiment Dr. Hershey and Dr. Chase used back in 1952 to lay the foundation for modern day genetics
Learn what telomeres are, what they are for and what can happen to our body when they're abnormally short
Learn more about the function of PIGA—a rare and potentially devastating metabolic disorder—in the human body
Learn how and why sexual and asexual reproduction have evolved and how they have contributed to the genetic diversity we see today!
Learn all about the concept of combining Darwinian evolution and Mendelian genetics to study populations using fun practical examples!
The fundamental mechanisms governing how cells form an identity such as becoming a muscle cell or a nerve cell are not fully understood
Find out how scientists are attempting to use stem cells as trojan horses to repair the injured motor neurons and produce healthy new ones!
A fun description of the article about the origin of animal multicellularity
PMM2-CDG is a rare but devastating disease that affects almost every part of the body. Learn more about the disease in this video
Learn how stem cell research is leading to groundbreaking advances in sickle cell disease
In order to make protein, the gibberish portions of RNA are removed to create a coherent message. This is called RNA splicing
Learn about pioneering research performed by the biologist Cynthia Kenyon, who hypothesized that genes could control the rate of aging
RNA splicing is responsible for the creation of the wide array of proteins we produce from a limited set of genes. Learn more!
Learn about a new hypothesis for how we as humans evolved from single cell organisms
Learn how scientists made a major breakthrough & discovered a way to utilize it to create a new technique to change the DNA sequence
Learn how scientists have engineered new beta cells using what we know about normal development to replace missing cells that cause diabetes
Find out what the RASopathies are and how research for these rare diseases could help cancer patients!
Learn how stem cell research is leading to groudbreaking advances in cancer research
Learn about the underlying biology of PMM2-CDG, what treatment options are available, how you can make a difference
What is the newest research being pursued to treat HIV? Learn about a new technology being tested to make immune cells HIV resistant
Learn how scientists have used precision medicine—the practice of using a cancer cell's DNA to guide therapy—to treat rare brain tumors
In this video, we use the example of antibiotic resistance to learn how science can inform policy and guide future treatments
Learn about the experiments that led to the Nobel Prize winning discovery of LDL receptors & the mechanism of receptor-mediated endocytosis
How does the Ebola virus infect humans? Why do certain patients survive and others don’t? Find the answers to these questions and more here
Learn about the experiment that demonstrated the existence of a distinct enzyme, later named telomerase
Learn about the different subtypes of MLD, the biology underlying the disease, and it's current & potential treatments
Did you know that cancer cells choose to improperly repair their DNA when it is damaged? But WHY?
In this video, we describe the experiments that lead to this discovery and why understanding how DNA replicates is so important.
Learn what cats and dolphins have in common that makes them fundamentally different from humans when it comes to taste and food preferences
Learn the biology underlying the disease and what potential treatments may come from ALD research
Scientists have looked at the tumor DNA to discover clues that can predict the likelihood of colorectal cancer relapse after surgery
Scientists are uncovering what is hidden in 99% of our DNA. Turns out this new information may redefine how we think of cancer development
Cancer is complex and so is our DNA. So when it comes to genetic mutations driving cancer, the story is even more sophisticated.
This video reveals new insights into the origin of our genetic variation
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