Tag: genome

RNA – Tales from the Genome

So what DNA letter is missing in RNA? Thymine. You’ll notice that thymine represented by T, can’t be found here in the RNA sequence. But...

DNA Data Storage is the Future!

Hi there, my name is Xavier and the fact that I have blue eyes, blond hair and that I have an average height is all...

What’s a gene drive?

Imagine we could stop mosquitoes from carrying malaria … for good. Or prevent ticks from transmitting Lyme disease. Or eliminate the billions of dollars of...

Is Inheritance Really All In Our Genes?

[MUSIC] We can inherit a lot from our parents. Hair and eye color, height. But we can’t inherit everything, because some biological traits are acquired...

What Is CRISPR Gene Editing?

Andre Fenton: CRISPR stands for: clustered, regularly, interspaced, short, palindromic, repeats. That’s why it’s just called “CRISPR”. First discovered in bacteria, CRISPRs are like bacterial...

CRISPR and the Future of Human Evolution

[MUSIC] Is there something you’d change about yourself? Not just your hairstyle, but down at the genetic level? For the first time in human history,...

What is CRISPR & How Could It Edit Your DNA?

CRISPR could be responsible for a new era of genetically perfected plants, animals, and even humans…but what the heck is it? Hello imperfect humans, Trace...