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Sex Cells and Inherited Trauma – De-Natured

On Nature League, we spend the third week of each month exploring a current trending article from the peer-reviewed literature. Scientific information isn’t just for scientists- it’s for everyone! It just requires a bit of a break down. [CHEERY INTRO MUSIC] For this month’s De-Natured segment, we’re going to look at an article released in […]

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The chemical structure of DNA II – Genes – the units of inheritance (4/10)

The breakthrough was in 1953, thanks to Cambridge scientists, Francis Crick and James Watson, in the most celebrated research of the 20th century. Using the x-ray pictures of DNA, taken by Rosalind Franklin and Maurice Wilkins, they struggled to make the data about the spaces between the atoms fit into a structure that made sense. […]

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The chemical structure of DNA I – Genes – the units of inheritance (3/10)

This is Tübingen in southern Germany. Its castle was the unlikely setting for a breakthrough in molecular biology. Friedrich Miescher was a young researcher stationed at the laboratory here. On the advice of his uncle, he studied the cell nucleus. His experimental material was white blood cells taken from the pus-soaked bandages of wounded soldiers […]

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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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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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