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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.

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.

Fruit Fly Courtship

This video shows real footage of courtship behavior of fruit flies with wing spots.

X Inactivation

This animation shows how X chromosomes are randomly switched off in most female mammals.

Ubiquitin and the Proteasome

This animation shows how proteins in the cell are tagged for disposal by ubiquitin and then degraded by the proteasome.

Asexual vs. Sexual Reproduction

This video provides a demonstration of differences between sexual reproduction, which involves recombination through meiosis, and asexual reproduction, which does not.