GEN videos are informative, entertaining, and encompass all aspects of biotechnology.
Late last year the European Medicines Agency granted marketing approval for the Western world's first gene therapy product, Glybera. During this SKYPE interview, James M. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D., one of the researchers who led the Glybera team, discusses the ups and downs and ins and outs of not only developing the new therapeutic but also gaining regulatory approval for the novel product. JMW is an inventor on the AAV1 patent and will receive royalties from the sales of Glybera.
Light tames lethal heart disorders in mice and virtual humans. In lab tests, researchers halt arrhythmias with gentle beams, not harsh electric shocks.
Climate Drivers of Early Human Migration
A new study in Nature by Axel Timmermann and Tobias Friedrich combines models of climate variations with human migration models to find new estimates for the timing of migration waves of early Homo sapiens out of Africa.
Elephant Tranquilizer Might Be Exacerbating Heroin Epidemic
Carfentanil is designed to knock out animals like elephants and moose, but drug dealers are lacing heroin with it.
Genetically Modified Humans? CRISPR/Cas 9 Explained
Fans of Blade Runner have already caught a glimpse of world with super-powered humans secretly living among us, capable of physical feats.
If You Edit Genes Using CRISPR, Can You Undo the Effects?
CRISPR can be used to alter the genes of not only one organism, but an entire species, through a method of inheritance known as a gene drive. But what happens if something goes awry?
Zebra Finch Parents Tell Eggs: “It's Hot Outside”
By calling to their eggs, zebra finch parents may be helping their young prepare for a hotter world brought on by climate change.
The Science of Steroids: Keeping The Olympics Fair
Recent news of Olympic doping scandals have led to strict penalties and a closer look at steroid testing. Chemistry plays a huge role on both sides of the performance-enhancing drug battle. On one side are officials and scientists, aiming to keep the competitions fair; on the other are underground or overseas chemists, creating new drugs to cheat the system. This week, Reactions goes into the science of steroids -- what they are, what they do and how scientists test for them.
The Protein Folding Revolution
Big leaps in our understanding of protein folding can open doors to new protein-based medicines and materials—designed from the ground up.
Scientific studies have linked the ability to speak backwards with working memory through genetic mutation.
Chikungunya Virus Contracted in U.S. for First Time
While the mosquito-borne virus has spread throughout Central American and the Caribbean, it's only in southern U.S. states so far.