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What is the purpose of sexual reproduction ?

... No mess, no fuss, just pure transmission of your own genetic material! Many primitive animals do it every day. ... in the gene pool allowing the transmission of 50% your own and 50% your partner's genes to your young. The point of ... of young we increase the chances of propagating our own genes successfully. What's Love got to do with it? OK. ...

The Superb Blue Fairy Wren is a small Australian Passerine of the fammily maluridae

Password Passed Down Before Hatching

... the egg. t's important for a Fairy-wren to recognise its own young because they are subject to parasitism by cuckoos - ... are added to the nest at a later stage than the wren's own eggs, they are therefore exposed to fewer incubation ...

Specimen of Oxynoe olivacea feeding on Caulerpa racemosa.

How does evolution produce new genes?

... gets hold of those chloroplasts and puts them into its own skin and keeps them alive so the slug can also use the ... from the algae in order to power those chloroplasts in its own cells, and the only way researchers think that could ...

Were Neanderthals killed off by their own campfires?

Did smoking kill the Neanderthals?

... as we did and they were possibly being killed off by their own camp fires? Gary - Yes, that would increase their ... State University Were Neanderthals killed off by their own campfires? Did smoking kill the Neanderthals? ...

False colour SEM of Salmonella bacteria

Conservation of Microbes

... just the case that we need to conserve them for their own sake, but in fact, there are various knock-on effects ... animals and plants can't conduct.  Therefore, for our own sake, just for biotechnological reasons, we have an ...

Could CRISPR be used to fight cancer?

... edit in those precise faults that you do see in people's own genomes and patient's genomes, and really start to see ...

Mouse Embyonic Stem Cells

Special stem cells

... biological secrets Kat Arney went on a journey of her own - up the M11 to the Babraham Institute just outside ...

Chain and padlock

A blockchain for genes

... people when it comes to maintaining control over our own genetic data. David Koepsell, Encrypgen Could we store ...

A figure pulling apart strands of DNA

Whose genes are they anyway?

... of faith have to come to grips with genetics in their own way. In this episode, we take the long view of ...

What is DNA?

... means we can if we want, choose to take a peek inside our own genetic code. But is this a force for good - enlightening ...

this is a picture of a syringe and needle

Nanoparticle revolutionises vaccination

... white blood cells. "We've turned the patient's own cells into vaccine factories," says Khan. "These cells ...

Researchers test a portable brain scanner

The neuroscience of a good impression

... our diaphragm and vocal cords do, but that's to make your own voice. So put me in the shoes of someone trying to change ...

A grade on work

Born clever or made?

... those with a growth mindset (the belief in power over your own destiny) achieve more, and Susana's work has built on ...

Ebola virus, as seen under an electron microscope. Ebola is a member of the filovirus family. The tubular \shepherd's crook\-shaped particles are generally 80nm in diameter and up to 1000nm long.

Evolving Ebola

... scientists hope to figure out how to beat viruses at their own game, making us better prepared to avoid such huge death ...

Guardian of the genome

Gene of the Month - p53

... other genes on in response to DNA damage. You can see your own TP53 gene at work if you’ve ever been foolish enough to ...

We share 99.9% of our genes, yet we're so different...

How many genes do humans share?

... or oranges versus lemons. And, actually, just in our own genes we have a lot of variations. We make, if you think ...

Blood pressure check

Over 500 genes linked with high blood pressure

... stroke risk? Mark - I can give you some examples. In our own work at my institution we’ve been working on a pathway ...

A single cell neuron

Spying on single cells

... them. Stephan - Yes. We make lots of copies which has its own issues because it’s getting to lose some bios and lots ...

Glowing jellyfish

Could you mix human and animal genes?

... sensitive to magnetism. So, they really do have their own in-built compass. So Ewen, what would you clone in? Ewen ...

Spring cherry blossom

Spring is in the air

... context to what we sometimes really narrow down in our own labs and lives. Kat - Professor Rebecca Oakey from ...

Image of human blastocyst showing Inner Cell Mass (top, right) and Trophectoderm.

Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz: Early embryos

... worms, and we don’t know much about development of our own embryos. Actually, at this stage of development, we have ...

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Nazneen Rahman - Cancer gene screen

... We still need to do these studies. Kat - In terms of your own work, you're particularly focusing on ovarian cancer. ...

How many new mutations did our parents hand on to us?

How many mutations do parents pass on?

... on how frequently they occur is I think important in its own right. Thomas Sasani, The University of Utah What's the ...

From left to right, Mabel, Nimmy and Florence Orbach

Reshaping your genetic destiny

... different as time goes on and they start to make their own life decisions.  Maybe the saying's right and 'variety ...

Everyone who ever lived

... a Christmas present for the genetics buff in your life, my own book, Herding Hemingway's Cats - Understanding How our ...