How to create a world where no one dies waiting for a transplant | Luhan Yang

For nearly half a century, scientists have been trying to create a process for transplanting animal organs into humans, a theoretical dream that could help the hundreds of thousands of people in need of a lifesaving transplant. But the risks, specifically of transmitting the PERV virus from pigs to humans, have always been too great, stalling research — until now. In a mind-blowing talk, geneticist Luhan Yang explains a breakthrough: using CRISPR, a technique for editing genes, she and her colleagues have created pigs that don’t carry the virus, opening up the possibility of safely growing human-transplantable organs in pigs. Learn more about this cutting-edge science and how it could help solve the organ shortage crisis.

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How data is helping us unravel the mysteries of the brain | Steve McCarroll

Geneticist Steve McCarroll wants to make an atlas of all the cells in the human body so that we can understand in precise detail how specific genes work, especially in the brain. In this fascinating talk, he shares his team’s progress — including their invention of “Drop-seq,” a technology that allows scientists to analyze individual cells at a scale that was never before possible — and describes how this research could lead to new ways of treating mental illnesses like schizophrenia.

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

Biologist Dan Gibson edits and programs DNA, just like coders program a computer. But his “code” creates life, giving scientists the power to convert digital information into biological material like proteins and vaccines. Now he’s on to a new project: “biological transportation,” which holds the promise of beaming new medicines across the globe over the internet. Learn more about how this technology could change the way we respond to disease outbreaks and enable us to download personalized prescriptions in our homes.

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Jurassic Park: Is DNA CLONING Ethical?? | Sci-fi Breakdown | Space Taste

Is Jurassic Park Ethical? Explore the ethics of DNA cloning in Jurassic Park and Jurassic World! Deep dive into the repercussions of genetic manipulation and comment your thoughts and sentiment if you agree or disagree with our breakdown. And tell us why!

In Jurassic Park and Jurassic World, the purpose of dinosaur creation is material wealth and gain. Would it be acceptable if we treated them with compassion instead? Dinosaur welfare is technically animal welfare after all. The introduction of new dinosaur species into our delicate ecosystem could have drastic impacts both ecologically and societally.

While it isn’t possible to replicate the cloning process used in Jurassic Park, Jurassic World or Fallen Kindom, just yet, the ethics of DNA cloning are still important to consider. Just replace “dinosaur” with “wooly mammoth” and we’d have a likely scenario.

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