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The Science of Christmas With the University of Exeter
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Go on a magical journey through the science of Christmas with this talk conducted by Dr Jolyon Troscianko.

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Teach Me in 10 – Why COVID-19 Genetics Research May Be Biased With Dr Thomas Stoeger
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A new study by Dr Thomas Stoeger, a postdoc at North Western University, suggests there is a historical bias involved in COVID-19 genetics research. Scientists are studying human genes that have already been heavily investigated, independent of COVID-19. He explains all, in this installment of Teach Me in 10.

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Using Laser Capture Microscopy To Study Colon Cancer and IBD
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Find out how Sanger Institute researchers are using a laser to isolate individual "crypts" of cells from the colon to study the genetics of irritable bowel disease (IBD) and cancer in fine-grained detail.

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Teach Me in 10 – How Big Data and AI Can Accelerate R&D With Dr Pillhun Son
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In this installment of Teach Me in 10, Pillhun Son explains exactly how Big Data and AI can accelerate research and development.

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Teach Me in 10 – Why Synthetic Biology Will Eat Your Fields With Dr Jake Wintermute
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In this installment of Teach Me in 10, Dr Wintermute provides a Synthetic Biology 101, teaching you everything that you need to know about this interesting area of science, in less than 10 minutes.

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Teach Me in 10 – How Different Foods Contribute to Climate Change With Professor Sarah Bridle
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In this installment of Teach Me in 10, Professor and author Sarah Bridle teaches us about how different foods impact the climate, and how we can look to educate ourselves further on this matter to make informed choices.

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What Does It Take To Sequence Tens of Thousands of COVID-19 Samples?
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On 23 March 2020 the Wellcome Sanger Institute began preparations to sequence the genetic code of SARS-CoV-2. The huge logistical and technical operation was set up in a matter of weeks. This short film gives a glimpse of the work going on behind the scenes, from Stores to DNA preparation, from sequencing to data handling.

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Myths of IP - Invitrogen Dynabeads Magnetic Beads Are Expensive
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Some people think that Dynabeads magnetic beads are expensive, while slurry is typically considered to be cheap. Watch the video to better understand how to calculate the actual cost of your immunoprecipitation experiments.

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Myths about IP - Pre-clearing is necessary to get good results
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Is it really necessary to pre-clear your sample prior to immunoprecipitation? Watch the video and learn how you can avoid background without any pre-clearing.

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Why Are Some Genes Selfish?
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What are selfish genetic elements? How is synthetic biology working to create them, and what role might they serve in pest control?

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