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Cystic Fibrosis Mechanism and Treatment

This animation shows how mutations in an ion channel protein lead to the genetic disease cystic fibrosis. The animation also discusses how research on this protein has been used to develop treatments for the disease.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Cell Biology
Animations
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
The Search for a Mutated Gene

This video describes the case of a patient with retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a progressive disease that leads to blindness, and how physician-scientist Dr. Ed Stone approached the search for the causal mutation.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
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Genes as Medicine

This film describes the scientific principles and the research efforts involved in the development of a gene therapy for a congenital form of blindness, and how a young patient benefited from this medical breakthrough.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Short Films
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Think Like a Scientist: Natural Selection in an Outbreak

This video focuses on the front lines of the 2013–2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa and explains how scientists monitored the evolution of the virus by analyzing its genome.

Genetics
Microbiology
Evolution
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Metabarcoding

This video describes the technology of metabarcoding, which allows scientists to determine herbivore diets based on the sequences of plant DNA extracted from animal dung.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Ecology
Clips
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
The Biology of Skin Color

This film explores the hypothesis that different tones of skin color in humans arose as adaptations to the intensity of ultraviolet radiation in different parts of the world.

Genetics
Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Short Films
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Popped Secret: The Mysterious Origin of Corn

This film explores the genetic and archaeological evidence that suggest that corn is the result of the domestication of a wild Mexican grass called teosinte.

Genetics
Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Short Films
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Seeing Single Molecules Move

This animation shows how transcription factors find their binding sites in real time. It is based on data from an imaging method that can track single molecules in a living cell.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Animations
College
Mutations in Cancer

This video provides an overview of the types of genes that, when mutated, can lead to the development of cancer.

Genetics
Cell Biology
Clips
High School — AP/IB
College
The Search for Genetic Mutations That Cause Autism

Dr. Christopher Walsh discusses how genomic science has made enormous contributions to our understanding of the genetic causes of autism.

Genetics
Anatomy & Physiology
Clips
High School — AP/IB
College
DNA Sequence Technology Improves Cancer Treatment

This video explores how advances in DNA sequencing technology have improved cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Clips
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College