Genes, DNA, and Stem Cells

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    CRISPR Explained

    What is CRISPR? What can CRISPR do? What is CRISPR CAS9? This is a terrific explainer of what CRISPR is and what is possible. Should we edit a human embryo? Should wipe out an entire species that we consider harmful? The genome-editing technology CRISPR has made extraordinary questions like these legitimate — but how does it work? Ellen Jorgensen (Scientist…

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  • Twins DNA Differences

    Identical twins don’t have identical DNA. As this ScienCentral News video explains, this surprising research could help scientists better understand genetic diseases in the rest of us. How can observing the differences in DNA between twins help better inform larger differences in the rest of us?

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  • Reverse Evolution

    Scientists have reversed evolution, reconstructing a gene that existed more than 500 million years ago. The gene controls our ability to express emotions. Why is this mans experiment referred to as Reverse Evolution?

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  • Hair Follicle Stem Cells

    This video presents a non-invasive method for developing stem cells from hair follicles in mice. Could this same method prove possible for human follicle stem cells? What applications would that have?

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