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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.

Cone Snails: Versatile Hunters

Dr. Jason Biggs of the University of Guam Marine Laboratory discusses the anatomy of cone snails and introduces us to a variety of cone snail species with different tactics to hunt and capture their prey.

Cone Snail Toxins and Paralysis

This animation shows how cone snail toxins cause paralysis by blocking signal transmission at the synapse between neuron and muscle.