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What Is the All of Us Research Program?
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The All of Us Research Program has a simple mission. We want to speed up health research breakthroughs. To do this, we’re asking one million people to share health information. In the future, researchers can use this to conduct thousands of health studies.

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Why Are Some People Left-handed?
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Today, about one-tenth of the world’s population are southpaws. Why are such a small proportion of people left-handed -- and why does the trait exist in the first place? Daniel M. Abrams investigates how the uneven ratio of lefties and righties gives insight into a balance between competitive and cooperative pressures on human evolution.

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How Do Viruses Jump From Animals to Humans?
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Discover the science of how viruses can jump from one species to another and the deadly epidemics that can result from these pathogens.

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Grabbing the Horns From the Bull
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Big and boisterous, Spotigy and Buri appear to be standard 1-year-old bulls. But a quick glance at their furry heads and closer examination of their genes would reveal that they're unique specimens—hornless Holsteins. The bulls are the result of a gene-editing experiment by Alison Van Eenennaam and colleagues at UC Davis, along with researchers at the biotech company Recombinetics, who aim to develop hornless cattle that might one day replace cows whose horns must be physical removed through expensive and painful methods. Van Eenennaam explains how the technique of "precision breeding" can be a faster and more effective means of de-horning cows compared to traditional breeding methods.

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How to Build Synthetic DNA and Send It Across the Internet
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Biologist Dan Gibson edits and programs DNA, just like coders program a computer. But his "code" creates life, giving scientists the power to convert digital information into biological material like proteins and vaccines. Now he's on to a new project: "biological transportation," which holds the promise of beaming new medicines across the globe over the internet. Learn more about how this technology could change the way we respond to disease outbreaks and enable us to download personalized prescriptions in our homes.

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How CRISPR Lets Us Take the Next Step in Evolution | Max Plach | TEDx
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CSO, and biologist Dr. Max Plach works with a groundbreaking new technology for editing genes, called CRISPR-Cas9. The tool allows scientists to make precise edits to DNA strands, which could lead to treatments for genetic diseases … but could also be used to create so-called "designer babies." Max reviews how CRISPR-Cas9 works — and asks the scientific community to pause and discuss the ethics of this new tool.

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Future of Food: This Genetically Engineered Salmon May Hit U.S. Markets as Early as 2020
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People are eating more fish than ever, and a third of global stocks are threatened by over-fishing. A small company says its genetically engineered salmon can help meet the demand, as critics say it’s a step in the wrong direction.

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How CRISPR Lets Us Edit Our DNA
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Geneticist Jennifer Doudna co-invented a groundbreaking technology for editing genes, called CRISPR-Cas9. Doudna reviews how CRISPR-Cas9 works – and asks the scientific community to pause and discuss the ethics of this new tool.

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The Koala Code: Secrets of the Koala Genome
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From their diet to their diseases, koalas are pretty special. Now researchers have sequenced the koala’s genome, unlocking the secrets that make these fuzzy fellas so unique. The genome is revealing everything from how koalas cope with munching poisonous eucalyptus leaves, to how they respond to chlamydia infections. The hope is that these insights will not only help us understand these fascinating marsupials, but also aid conservation efforts across Australia.

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How Does the World Feel About Science and Health?
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Watch the global launch of the inaugural Wellcome Global Monitor report in Washington, DC at the Gallup World Headquarters.

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