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You Can Inherit Mitochondrial DNA from Both Parents! | SciShow News

♪ Everybody knows that the DNA you inherit from each biological parent is an even split… I mean, hopefully everybody knows: you get half from the egg and half from the sperm that combines to make you. Well, almost. 37 genes are found in your mitochondria, those little energy factories of cells. And that mitochondrial […]

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How Does an Egg Make an Organism? with John Gurdon

(perky synth music) – Good afternoon, I’m William Lester, professor of chemistry and chair of the Hitchcock Professorship Committee. On behalf of the Hitchcock Professorship, we’re pleased to welcome Sir John Gurdon as this year’s speaker in the Charles M. and Martha Hitchcock Lecture Series. So John Gurdon’s groundbreaking studies in nuclear transplantation galvanized effort […]

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220 An Experiment: All of an Organism’s Cells Have the Same Genome

Here’s an experiment. We have 25 perhaps 30 thousand genes in a human and about, say comparable numbers of genes in other higher organisms, other mammals and so on. And the different cell types are different because of the different sets of genes that they are expressing at any one moment. Let’s see if that […]

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Dr. Andy Singson – Reproductive success in model organism C. elegans

(music playing) Dr. Andy Singson: We’re interested in understanding reproductive processes and there’s a lot of things that are required for reproductive success, but what we’re mainly focused on is how sperm and eggs actually get together at the moment of conception. Reproductive success is a subject of great medical, social, and economic importance. The […]

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