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How Bones Make Blood
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Dig into the science of how bone marrow transplants work.

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The Viral Origins of the Placenta
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In the course of an ancient viral infection, a viral gene was embedded into the human genome; the encoded protein has allowed the placenta to develop as it has.

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What Will You Do With Your Body After You Die?
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After you die, your body has quite a few options – from being turned into a diamond to helping solve a murder. This week, let us break down the possibilities so you can rest easy.

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Hacking Bacteria To Fight Disease
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Explore how synthetic biologists are programming bacteria to fight cancer by manipulating their DNA.

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Why Would Anyone Want To Make Fish Glow?
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The glow of glowing fish comes from the jellyfish Aequorea victoria. The GFP gene from Aequorea victoria was transferred to a zebrafish, where it is expressed in the muscle cells of the zebrafish. Interestingly creating glowing fish for pets wasn't the original purpose of the experiment. Instead these glowing fish were designed to sense toxins in the environment.

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Rapid Triage Test for Active Pulmonary Tuberculosis
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A team of researchers from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), and several other collaborating institutions have created a fast, ultrasensitive, multiplexed diagnostic TB test, that could be used in low-resource settings.

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Genetics Is Shaping Agriculture and Food
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When CRISPR, the gene manipulation tool, is used on crops’ DNA, it can become a powerful way to program plants’ response to pathogen attacks.

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Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse Using Maths
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Researchers at the University of Sheffield have explained how to survive a zombie apocalypse using maths, in a new outreach project designed to highlight the importance of vaccinations.

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Harnessing the Power of Immunology to Heal Ourselves
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How does our immune system work and how can it be manipulated to to develop new ways of healing our bodies?

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Three Minute Thesis - Sponges in the Pipe: Enhancing In-sewer Purification, Tiffany Joan Sotelo
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In 3 minutes, Tiffany Joan Sotelo presents her thesis “Sponges in the Pipe: Enhancing In-sewer Purification” explaining how enhancing bacterial populations in sewers can boost the purification of our waste.

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