Hypoxia and adaptation to altitude: Reading Between the Genes

submitted by: MarkShriver
Short video with interviews discussing the process of adapting to the low oxygen content found at high altitude.

The Biology of Genomes (2008) with Michael Ashburner Interviewed by Orli Bahcall

Michael Ashburner (1942-) is Professor of Biology at the University of Cambridge and is the former Joint-Head of the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI).He was educated at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe and the University of Cambridge, where he received his undergraduate degree (1964) and Ph.D. (1968), both in genetics. He then went to the California Institute of Technology as a postdoctoral fellow with Hershell Mitchell. In 1979, he returned to the Department of Genetics in...

DNA Star

submitted by: dougramsey
DNASTAR was founded by University of Wisconsin Professor of Genetics Frederick Blattner and his student colleague John Schroeder in the early 1980s. DNASTAR was among the early pioneers in bioinformatics. As personal computing was coming on the scene, Fred and John saw an opportunity to provide turnkey solutions to geneticists and other molecular biologists when working with DNA and protein sequences. DNASTAR's mission then was the same as it is today: to provide life scientists with the...

Metaproteomics as a key technology for characterizing the human microbiome Nathan C. VerBerkmoes, Oak Ridge National Labs

submitted by: dougramsey
The human microbiome is a complex system of many microbial communities inhabiting a diversity of environmental niches throughout the human body. With at least an order of magnitude more cells and even greater diversity of genetic potential these microbial communities continually interact with the human host cells in complex but controlled manner that lead to normal human health. Our knowledge of the structure and function of these communities and the interactions with the human host is...

The Symmetry of Uracil Translated into a Model Energy Genealogy

submitted by: hsrikm
Though synthesis of Uracil is not possible to accomplish from its' naturally apparent parts it is physically divisible into two symmetrical fragments that are mirror images of one another. A model is presented in animated form that associates a transparent energy divide to this situation as a basic universal parity that enables the existence of the cell as a genetic transmission, relates nucleic acid structure to a transparent energy scale that is based distances along a mobius...

BiG (Blast in Grids) - Demo

submitted by: lciuffo
Application Demo:
Authors: Vicente HERNáNDEZ-GARCíA, Ignacio BLANQUER

Insights Into Origins of Spliceosomal Introns

submitted by: WomenInBioinformatics
Stella Veretnik, Ph.D. Computational Molecular Biology, National Laboratory for Computational Science and Engineering University of California - San Diego

Lung Cancer Risks raised by Genetic Variations

submitted by: mdanderson
A research team led by scientists at MD Anderson Cancer Center report that 2 specific common inherited genetic variations are associated with increased risk of lung cancer for smokers and former smokers. Dr. Amos talks about how the findings are a major step forward in identifying those at high risk for non-small cell lung cancer and for understanding how smoking and genetic factors interact to cause the disease.

Steve the Biology T.A. (Live Comedy Show)

submitted by: galileoplayers
An odd biology teaching assistant improvises with the audience about genetics. Live show clip from Virginia Tech 2007