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Karin B. Michels | Is Epigenetics Inherited? || Radcliffe Institute

– Well, thank you very much. And thank you for this extremely kind introduction. It was probably the nicest introduction I’ve ever got for any talk. And I’m also extremely privileged to be a hero among all these unbelievable Fellows, and I’m very, very flattered to be having been selected as a Radcliffe Fellow. When […]

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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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DNA Topology

It is a well-known fact that double-stranded DNA forms a double helix structure, but the double helix itself can twist and turn into different conformations. So, how does DNA change its shape, and why is this behavior important to our cellular functions? This video will use a physical model of DNA to help explain the […]

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Chromosome 21 – How accidental inheritance can lead to Downs syndrome

Our genetic information, our DNA, is conveniently packaged into little bundles called chromosomes. Humans have 23 pairs of them, 46 altogether. They contain the instructions that the body uses to build itself, the recipe for a human, if you will. Accidentally duplicating copies of the DNA instructions can cause problems later on. That’s what happens […]

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The chemical structure of DNA III – Genes – the units of inheritance (5/10)

If you’re going to build anything complicated, you need some sort of plan, a blueprint, a set of instructions. Now that’s just as true of living cells as anything else. But they contain the instructions within themselves. They’re inherited. They’re copied and passed on from generation of cell to generation of cell. Now what we’re […]

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