GEN videos are informative, entertaining, and encompass all aspects of biotechnology.
Why We Age—And How We Can Stop It
Human cells have death programmed into them. Since our cells have expiration dates, we in turn have expiration dates. Hank Green hates death, so he helps us understand the process of aging, informs us of how scientists are studying ways to prevent it, and brings us the exciting news of current research in longevity...for mice.
Love in the Lab
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, GEN looked for married research teams whose focus appeared to be biologically or medically promising. Here are our Top 10.
Epigenetics: A Timeline
Researchers are clarifying epigenetic intricacies such as missing heritability, disease markers, methylated proteins, and imprinted genes. But how did we get here? Learn about the history of epigenetics in this timeline spanning 130 years.
GEN's Ten Top Technologies of 2013
Take a peek into the future and see how these technologies are beginning to revolutionize the world of biotechnology.
Happy Holidays from the GEN Team!
Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year from GEN.
A Brief History of Stem Cells
A timeline spanning more than 60 years of stem cell research.
No Shave November: Biotech's Best Beards and Mustaches
‘Tis the season to let it grow. We’re nearing the end of No Shave November, or Movember, the month-long facial hair growing campaign designed to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues such as prostate and testicular cancer. In honor of the annual tradition, we’ve featured 10 distinguished scientists with the best beards and mustaches in the biotechnology arena.
Check out the video and let us know whose missing. And if you’ve stowed away that razorblade and embraced your five o’ clock shadow, tweet pictures of your No Shave November progress to @GENbio with #GENnoshave.
Bulls, Bubbles, and Biotech
Dr. James Wilson is a professor in the department of pathology and laboratory medicine, and the director of the gene therapy program, at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the editor of Human Gene Therapy, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. During this interview with GEN, Dr. Wilson discusses his thoughts on whether recent developments in cell and gene therapy represent just another biotech bubble, or illustrate significant advances in the field.
In addition to this SKYPE interview, Dr. Wilson further elaborated on his view of the current status of cell and gene therapy in a column in the August 2013 issue of Human Gene Therapy which you can access by clicking here.
Great Women of Science
In the spirit of Ada Lovelace Day, we’ve compiled a video portraying 25 pioneering women of science.
Labs Make Beautiful Music
This video from Life Technologies was created using 31 common lab sounds from five continents and a total of nine labs.
Lab Rap Battle: TaqMan vs. SYBR
It's a dilemma that any real-time PCR researcher could face in his or her career: Do I choose TaqMan® or SYBR®? Life Technologies has produced the "Rap Battle in the Lab" pitting TaqMan and SYBR chemistries against one another. Gather your colleagues and watch this epic confrontation unfold.