Chapter 5 extras: DNA, Gene Expression, and Biotechnology

"You are what your grandmother ate" - Neil deGrasse Tyson

Supplementary videos
Chromosome 11 Flyover: few genes, many olfactory genes nonfunctional
Inhibiting HIV reverse transcriptase: nevirapine is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor
RNA can fold like a protein and act as a catalyst (HHMI)
A mutation story: why can dogs synthesize vitamin C, but not humans and other primates?
PCR animation (HHMI)
Genetic bacterial engineering could herald new era of biofuels
Ebola vaccine in GM tobacco plants
GMO Soybeans & Sustainability: herbicide and no-till
Genetically Modified Salmon Coming Soon? (Link TV)
Genetically modified mosquitoes bred to fight Zika
Golden rice: enriched with beta carotene to treat vitamin A deficiency (PRI)
The Future of Food 25:30-30:00 engineering Roundup Ready corn
Therapeutic cloning I : nuclear transfer (HHMI)
Therapeutic cloning II : making a blastocyst (HHMI)
Therapeutic cloning III : blastocyst development (HHMI)
Therapeutic cloning IV : growing stem cells (HHMI)
First baby born with DNA from 3 parents
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)
Breeding out disease (CBS 60 Minutes, 10/26, 2014)1:30 - 6:45
Personal DNA testing 4:30 - 10:30 What are your genetic risk factors? (NOVA scienceNOW)

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