Tag Archives: genes

Veritasium: the information that makes the diffrence between me and you can be stored on a floppy-disk

We, humans, share almost all the genetic code with every other human being on this planet. The total information in the DNA that makes us, well US, can be stored on a floppy-disk, in about 1.5MB of information. That is the amount of information that is DIFFERENT from human to human. The total information contained […]

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What is the DNA?

BBC Knowledge Explainer DNA from Territory on Vimeo. DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is a huge molecule that contains all the info that defines you, your structure, your functionality. DNA is spread out in 23 chromosomes, which are strains of DNA in the nucleus of our cells. Each chromosome is build out of genes which are […]

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Learn about evolution the right way – video

I a longer video that you’d expect on YouTube Kurzgesagt explains how evolution works, how genes and heredity play their roles in this and why some myths needs to dispelled. No. Evolution does not occur during one generation. Evolution usually relies on random mutations and those mutations might be somewhat related to the environment the […]

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Newsflash: being denied patents on genes Myriad receives a kick in the balls

It’s official: the USA Supreme Court has decided that Myriad should not receive patents on genes. What is naturally occurring in nature or in human body cannot be patented because… duh, logic? Of course Myriad wanted to bypass logic and say that BRCA1 and BRCA2 are their patents. Move over, shit heads. They may be […]

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Cancer science: was Angelina Jolie forced to do mastectomy?

Hank Green presents in SciShow why Angelina Jolie did mastectomy. Mestectomy is the procedure of surgically removing the breasts and that is a shitty thing, because I like her and ther movies. Too bad to hear that. Hank explains that she had a mutant gene in her DNA that raised the possibility that she could […]

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Patenting genes: a stupid concept that benefits only @holes like Myriad

In the video above you can watch how genes BRCA 1 and 2 were patented in USA by a biotech company called MYRIAD. They filed a patent and no one else is allowed to do research on those genes, genes which are part of our body and were not invented by those guys. Does it […]

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