Brian Sloan: ‘The ‘Chimera’ of Parenthood’

Speaker: Dr Brian Sloan, College Lecturer & Fellow in Law, Robinson College, Cambridge A joint seminar between Cambridge Reproduction and the Cambridge Socio-Legal Group. In 2015, The Independent newspaper reported the case of a man who had ‘failed’ a paternity test in the United States because the genetic material in his saliva was different from … Read more Brian Sloan: ‘The ‘Chimera’ of Parenthood’

Benzino’s Personality Is In His DNA | Love Goals | Oprah Winfrey Network

A compatibility expert explains to Benzino that his passionate personality is in his genes. For more on #Love Goals, visit https://bit.ly/2uycQih Find OWN on TV at http://www.oprah.com/FindOWN #OWNTV #LoveGoals #CelebrityCouples SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/1vqD1PN About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey’s heart … Read more Benzino’s Personality Is In His DNA | Love Goals | Oprah Winfrey Network

Two Cheetah Cubs Born Via IVF in ‘Groundbreaking Procedure’ for First Time

Scientists at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) and the Columbus Zoo have successfully transferred cheetah embryos produced by in vitro fertilization (IVF) to a surrogate cheetah mom for the first time. Two cubs were born Feb. 19 to 3-year-old mom Izzy, though the cubs’ biological mom is 6 1/2-year-old, Kibibi. Cheetahs naturally have low … Read more Two Cheetah Cubs Born Via IVF in ‘Groundbreaking Procedure’ for First Time

Does Divorce Run in the Family? | Loose Women

Subscribe now for more! http://bit.ly/1VGTPwA The Monarchy has been hit by yet another divorce, after Princess Margaret’s son the Earl of Snowdon and his wife Serena have decided to split. It comes only a week after the Queen’s eldest grandson, Peter Phillips, and his wife Autumn announced they had separated and were planning to divorce. … Read more Does Divorce Run in the Family? | Loose Women

Scientist Explains How Some People Need Only 4 Hours of Sleep | WIRED

Researcher Ying-Hui Fu has found two rare genes that allow some people to be “natural short sleepers” who feel rested after a mere 4 or 5 hours per night. WIRED’s Arielle Pardes sat down with Dr. Fu to discuss her findings. Still haven’t subscribed to WIRED on YouTube? ►► http://wrd.cm/15fP7B7 Get more incredible stories on … Read more Scientist Explains How Some People Need Only 4 Hours of Sleep | WIRED

Towards successful international research collaborations

Professor David Graham, Professor of Ecosystems Engineering at the Newcastle University, shares his suggestions to overcome common collaboration challenges drawing from his his 20 years’ experience of collaborating with researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. David Graham, performs applied and fundamental research in engineering, ecology, molecular microbiology, and public health. He obtained early … Read more Towards successful international research collaborations

Introns: The gaps in our genes

What are introns and why are our genes full of them? This film explores some of the proposed explanations for introns being so common in DNA, including a new idea based on two papers just published in Nature. You can read the original research papers here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0828-1 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0859-7 16th January 2019

Stem cells and genome editing | Professor Janet Rossant FRS

Professor Rossant explains her research into embryonic stem cells and the potential of regenerative medicine. Using mouse blastocysts as a model, Professor Rossant has spent her career focusing on embryonic development and tracing cell lineages, seeking to understand how and why cells differentiate in the embryo. The field of stem cell research is now realising … Read more Stem cells and genome editing | Professor Janet Rossant FRS

Parenthood Disrupted(?) Dilemmas of Reproductive Technologies: Professor Glenn Cohen

Baron Cornelius Ver Heyden de Lancey (1889-1984) was a wealthy and public-spirited Dutchman who at different times in his life was a dentist, doctor, surgeon, barrister and art historian. In 1970 he created the De Lancey and De La Hanty Foundation, to promote studies in medico-legal topics. The Foundation generously gave Cambridge the Ver Heyden … Read more Parenthood Disrupted(?) Dilemmas of Reproductive Technologies: Professor Glenn Cohen

Immunology wars: A billion antibodies

Our bodies can create billions of antibodies to fight off billions of potential diseases. But how do our immune systems turn a limited number of genes into such an incredible diversity of antibody proteins? You can find more on this topic at http://www.nature.com/milestones/antibodies Nature Research has full responsibility for all editorial content, including Nature Video … Read more Immunology wars: A billion antibodies

Science: DNA Mutation in c-Myb Gene linked to Leukaemia

Australian researchers have uncovered a novel DNA mutation in the c-Myb gene that may be linked to the development of leukaemia, breast and colon cancer. A team led by Dr Peter Papathanasiou from the John Curtin School of Medical Research at The Australian National University and Associate Professor Andrew Perkins from the Institute for Molecular … Read more Science: DNA Mutation in c-Myb Gene linked to Leukaemia

Science: Venter Announces First Synthetic Lifeform

The J. Craig Venter Institute this week announced the creation of the first synthetically created lifeform – a self-replicating bacteria cell. Mycoplasma mycoides JCVI-syn1.0 was created by synthesizing the 1.08 million base pair chromosome of a modified Mycoplasma mycoides genome. Daniel G. Gibson et al published the results in Science Express. Dr. Gibson stated, “To … Read more Science: Venter Announces First Synthetic Lifeform