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Bdelloid rotifers: a new biological model? | Karine VAN DONINCK | TEDxUNamur

Translator: Amanda Chu Reviewer: Peter van de Ven Good evening. Here you see a little petri dish that we use in the lab with a dry leaf, completely dry, and on there, there are females. Why do I say females? Because that’s their way of life: They live and evolve without males; they got rid […]

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A genome hacker’s experience with the privacy of shared data | Yaniv Erlich | TEDxDanubia

Translator: Ivana Korom Reviewer: Krystian Aparta Hacking is the art of breaking security mechanisms. When I was an undergraduate student I worked as a hacker in a computer security firm. We used to be hired by banks and credit card services to conduct penetration tests, to try to find critical gaps in the security of […]

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More to our Junk DNA than meets the eye | Jay W. SHIN | TEDxKobe

Translator: Hideki Yakushiji Reviewer: Claire Ghyselen Good morning. I am a cell biologist from RIKEN Yokohama. Today I am going to tell you about junk. Gomi! Yes. Junk can be considered as something useless or serving no purpose. Let me give you an example. A food that is considered having very little nutrition value, we […]

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DIY Diagnostic: A Life-Changing Test for PKU Patients | Nathan Kuehne | TEDxVictoria

Translator: Amber Rignell Reviewer: Jeonggyu Kang “Dear Nathan, Thank you so much for your note. I was born and raised in Victoria, and I’m an advocate for Phenylketonuria, or PKU for short and very active in the community. This post is gathering so much attention in our PKU world. It truly feels like a dream. […]

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What ancient DNA can teach us about migration in prehistory | Professor Ian Barnes | TEDxLondon

Translator: Behdad Khazaeli Reviewer: Hélène Vernet Hello everyone. So, I’m going to talk today about migration and movement, and particularly people moving into the British Isles in the past. And if we think about past migrations into Britain, we probably first off might have some ideas about the 20th century, people coming from the Caribbean, […]

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Epigenetics – our bodies’ way to change the destiny written in our DNA | Moshe Szyf | TEDxBratislava

Translator: Rhonda Jacobs Reviewer: Ellen Maloney So, it all came to life in a dark bar in Madrid, and as I was stepping into the bar, I encountered my colleague from McGill, Michael Meaney. And we’re drinking a few beers, and like scientists do, he told me about his work. He told me that he […]

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Michael Flynn – Synthetic Biological Membrane | NASA Public Lecture | Science Lecture

Welcome to that 2016 NASA Ames summer series To achieve human space exploration envisioned by science fiction authors we must take into consideration life support requirements When searching for habitable planets we look for liquid water Water is key to life as we know it and for human space exploration Today’s presentation entitled synthetic biological […]

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Science shines light in the Middle East | Gihan Kamel | TEDxCERN

Translator: Marwa Mahmoud Reviewer: Theresa Ranft I’m a women, thanks to God. A Muslim, an Egyptian scientist. And I’ve just moved from Italy to Jordan to work in an international research center called SESAME. SESAME aims to motivate scientific excellence in the Middle East, as it aims to bridge the gaps between people living in […]

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How Nature Has Already Beat Cancer | Carlo Maley | TEDxASU

Translator: Tanya Cushman Reviewer: Peter van de Ven Thank you. It’s a real pleasure to be here. I’m here to tell you today that nature has beat cancer 12 times. Now, I’m at the Biodesign Institute. I know, gob-stopping, right? (Laughter) I’m at the Biodesign Institute, and the whole idea behind the Biodesign Institute is […]

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