Ensembl Overview (given at ErasmusMC, Sept 2011)

submitted by: gspudich

This is an overview of the data available in the Ensembl Genome Browser with a focus on the gene set and sequence variation. Four demos follow this presentation, using www.ensembl.org.

Making Sense of Hormone Replacement Therapy & Breast Cancer Risk

submitted by: mdanderson
Jennifer Litton M.D. makes sense of hormone replacement therapy and its relationship to your risk of getting breast cancer. Please visit: www.mdanderson.org/prevention for more information regarding prevention and screening. Dr. Jennifer Litton, Assistant Professor of Breast Medical Oncology, at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center discusses hormone replacement therapy and breast cancer risk. View other videos at www.mdanderson.org/videos

Isolation of banana genes involved in the developmental control of banana ripening

submitted by: UP Los Baños

A report on the project done to isolate and sequence fruit-specific MADS-box genes from banana and isolate the genomic DNA region encoding for identified MADS-box genes and to characterize the promoter region.

Crop Science Cluster
College of Agriculture
University of the Philippines Los Baños

Genetic Contribution To Variation In Cognitive Function In Twins

submitted by: Koten

Genetic Contribution To Variation In Cognitive Function In Twins As Assessed With Functional MR Imaging.
This video shows that the brain activity patterns of MZ twins are more similar then brain activity patterns of siblings.

Fighting for Family

submitted by: heisman

Fighting for Family was produced with the aim of creating awareness in the many aspects of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. The viewer is introduced to concepts of mendelian inheritance and gene mutation. As told through the eyes of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer gene mutation carriers, the viewers are encouraged to probe their family histories to make important decisions for themselves and future generations.

Genetically Programmable Pathogen Sense and Destroy

submitted by: saurabh gupta

The video describes my invention of Engineered cells which can act as a live vaccine. These cells are programmed to intelligently detect a particular gut pathogen and then specifically and completely kill it without affecting the normal gut microbial flora. This automated approach thus prevents from horrible side effects of current antibiotics and growing resistance against them.

Gene Function Discovery: Guilt by Association

submitted by: johnstrom

Scientists, including Plant Biology's Sue Rhee, have created a new computational model that can be used to predict gene function of uncharacterized plant genes with unprecedented speed and accuracy. The network, dubbed AraNet, has over 19,600 genes associated to each other by over 1 million links and can increase the discovery rate of new genes affiliated with a given trait tenfold. It is a huge boost to fundamental plant biology and agricultural research.

Wisconsin CEGS -- It Is Not What It Sounds Like

submitted by: MCW_BBC

Dr. Michael Olivier, Director of the Wisconsin Center of Excellence in Genomics Science, and Professor of Physiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin describes this NIH-funded center and its research focus on developing new technology in mass spectrometry and proteomics.

Gene discoveries in coconut

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Report on the cloning and determination of possible isoforms of all the major genes involved in fatty acid metabolism of coconut and to transform the coconut thioesterase gene in corn.

Dr. Rita P. Laude
Institute of Biological Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
University of the Philippines Los Baños

Bitter tasting, genes and food preferences

submitted by: MarkShriver

Morehouse College Students, Derrick Prioleau and Joseph Williams, present their class project production on the the genetics of PTC tasting and food preferences.