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Incredible DNA Animations
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Check out the action going on inside a cell's nucleus.

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Genetic Causes of Myeloma
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Myeloma occurs as a result of changes in the genetic material within plasma cells. This animation explains what happens at the genetic level which causes myeloma to develop.

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Why Are Polygenic Risk Scores Important?
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Dr Sekar Kathiresan highlights the importance of polygenic risk scoring, a method which summarizes data into a single variable that measures genetic liability to a disorder or a trait.

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The Future of Lab-Grown Eye Transplants
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The future of lab-grown eye transplants is... eye-opening. Dr Mariya Moosajee discusses the role of stem cell research in ophthalmology, and the exciting possibilities which lie ahead.

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Creating the UK's First "Three-Person" Baby
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Professor Sir Doug Turnbull from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Mitochondrial Research at the University of Newcastle explains his research into mitochondrial donation, the innovative treatment that hopes to stop faulty mitochondria being passed on from mother to child to prevent incurable genetic diseases.

The first babies conceived with this treatment through IVF may be born in the UK soon.

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The 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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John Ioannidis on Moving Toward Truth in Scientific Research
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PLOS author John Ioannidis, Professor of Medicine, of Health Research and Policy, and of Statistics at Stanford University, considers how the scientific community can move toward greater truth in published research.

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Science-Based Decision-Making
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Science is great, not only because it generates knowledge and helps us create technologies that make our lives easier, but also because it brings people together. If we embrace science-based decision-making, we can make a huge impact on our society!

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Watch the Wyss Institute's "Poké Ball" RAD Sampler Capture Ocean Life
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Like an underwater pokéball, this origami-inspired sampling device folds up into a container for capturing delicate marine organisms.

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A Bacterium Reaches Out and Grabs Some New DNA
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If you like comic book heroes, you’ll love this action-packed video of a microbe with a superpower reminiscent of a miniature Spiderman. Here, for the first time ever, scientists have captured in real-time—and in very cool detail—the important mechanism of horizontal gene transfer in bacteria.

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