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Genetics, stranger than you thought

Some are scared of genetics, the study of DNA and how it can be manipulated. GMOs are one of the best things people could ever conceive. Call it forced evolution or directed evolution and we’re at a point where we can create salmon which is more nutritious or plants which can handle bad weather or […]

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Veritasium: why women are stripey

Veritasium explains what DNA is and how the genetic code of women gets to be divided inside their body. The extra X chromosome the women have in XX, as opposed to XY in men, will play a role in how stripey the cells of a woman will be. If the X chromosome that came from […]

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Genetics are freaking awesome: baboons with two hearts, pigs with human DNA

Hank Green, from SciShow, explains how the researchers were able to take the heart of a pig and insert it into a baboon. For this to work they needed to also engineer the heart to not generate certain proteins that are strangers to the human body. The issue with 15% of the transplants is that […]

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SciShow about three big discoveries of 2013: Higgs Bosson, water on Mars and Neandertal genome

2013 was a great yer for the guys at SciShow, and for me too. I learned a lot, given the fact that I have another sci&tech blog in Romanian, tehnocultura.ro. 2013 brought us the Higgs Bosson, not such a big surprise after all, and then we found out that there is water on Mars and […]

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Let’s learn more about the DNA – video

Our knowledge of DNA helps us resurect extinct species, create enhanced organisms (GMOs), store data and can help us fight disease and, maybe, even eradicate death. As we all know, biological death is imminent to almost each living being so some genetics studies might help us a lot. The video from above explains the importance […]

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Science: why do we lose hair?

Genetics. This is why. Although there are many factors, the main one seems to be the genetic material passed from our mothers to us. ASAP Science explains in the video above how chromosome X is used to copy some traits form grandfather to grandson. The faulty genes in the X chromosome are the reason why […]

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GMO – genetically modified organism are good for us?

GMO or genetically modified organisms are (usually) plants that received a part of DNA from another plant (usually) in order to increase some of the characteristics like drought survival, better fruits, more proteins and so on. Let me start by saying that I do think this is a filed we should explore and I would […]

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1000 years from now the space travelers will have a billion atoms from you in their bodies [omg]

Vsauce: “within about five years every single atom from your body will be exchanged due to the cells being replaced”. And in 1000 years from now the space travelers will have a billion atoms from you in their bodies. Okay, that is good statistically speaking. It seems that we are very much related with almost […]

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18 facts about Genetics, DNA and you [video]

Being carbon based life forms we pride our selves with the DNA, an overly complex molecule that has all the information the characteristics which defines us a human beings. A cell copies the DNA sequence in about 8 hours. This incredible molecule, which is inside each cell’s nuclei, contains the genes which control body processes […]

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