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A new map for a birthplace of stars — the Orion A molecular cloud

[Shuo Kong speaking] This Orion-A molecular cloud is the closest massive star forming region. This molecular cloud is about 400 parsecs from us, which is about twelve hundred light years. So what makes our survey different is, we combine data from two very different telescopes. We’re looking at the cloud, the gas cloud, at different […]

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Unexpectedly, fathers can pass on mitochondrial DNA.

Today we are going to talk about a new research that is challenging a widely accepted view that mitochondrial genome is only maternally transmitted in humans. First what are mitochondria and why they matter? Mitochondria are energy producing organelles. When we think about energy production in animal cells we actually think about mitochondria which are […]

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Cancer, How Cancer Starts, How Cancer Spreads, Where and Why, Animation.

The number of cells in a tissue is determined by the balance between cell division and cell death. Uncontrollable cell division leads to formation of abnormal growths called tumors. Tumors can be benign or malignant. Benign tumors are slow-growing and constrained by surrounding connective tissue so they do NOT spread to other organs. They can […]

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How to build synthetic DNA and send it across the internet | Dan Gibson

Alright, let me tell you about building synthetic cells and printing life. But first, let me tell you a quick story. On March 31, 2013, my team and I received an email from an international health organization, alerting us that two men died in China shortly after contracting the H7N9 bird flu. There were fears […]

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