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Genes – the units of inheritance: conclusion (10/10)

That’s just about it. We’ve looked at the structure of DNA, how DNA is replicated and how the information in DNA is utilised to make proteins. But underneath all of that I think there’s one principle that really helps tie things together. And that’s the principle of base pairing. We’ve seen how base pairing helps […]

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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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The Science of ‘Plan B’ – Emergency Contraception

Contraception, with a variety of methods available many people are able to avoid unintended pregnancies. But what happens when things don’t go quite as planned? Thanks to modern science a second chance is possible. So how does emergency contraception or “plan-b” work? And what exactly is happening inside the female body? During the female menstrual […]

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