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 "DNA and the Brain" - James Watson speaks at Google (Video 75 mins)

James D. Watson, Nobel Laureate and Chancellor of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, describes the years leading up to his 1953 discovery of the structure of DNA, for which he won the Nobel Prize with Drs. Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins (1962). Dr. Watson explains that the key to uncovering the causes of brain disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, fragile X syndrome, Alzheimers, etc. is in our genes. He depicts the strides being made by scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a research institution in the biological sciences, as they search to find the genetic basis of?neurological disorders. CSHL scientists' search to root out disease genes related to mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia...

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 Return to the RNAI World" Rethinking Gene Expression and Evolution (Video 69 mins)

While investigating the genetic workings of the microscopic worm, C. elegans, Mello and colleague Andrew Fire, PhD, of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, discovered RNAi, a natural but previously unrecognized process by which a certain form of RNA can be manipulated to silenceor interfere withthe expression of a selected gene. The discovery, published in the journal Nature in 1998, has had two extraordinary impacts on biological science. One is as a research tool: RNAi is now the state-of-the-art method by which scientists can knock out the expression of specific genes in cells, to thus define the biological functions of those genes.

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 Signal Transduction in Disease and Response to DNA Damage (Video 62 mins)

Professor of Molecular & Cell Biology Member, National Academy of Sciences, The Salk Institute, and University of California, San Diego, Orrin Ingram Distinguished Lecturer.

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 SIRA: DNA Mismatch Repair (Video 57 mins)

The Stein Institute for Research on Aging presents recent findings by Dr. Richard Kolodner, UCSD Department of Medicine, on the topic of DNA Mismatch Repair: From Basic Mechanisms to the Genetics of Cancer Susceptibility. Series: "SIRA (Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging)"

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 What can DNA really tell us about race? (VIDEO 54 MINS) (Video 58 mins)

One of the leading authorities on race and science, Troy Duster discusses how the understanding of race is being reshaped by the genomics revolution. Sometimes unintentionally and sometimes not so innocently, genomics may be generating a new and more sophisticated racism, not so different from the eugenics-based and criminological racism that flourished in decades gone by.

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 A New Era in Medicine: Genetics (Video 84 mins)

Katherine Hyland explores the knowledge that is resulting from increasing genetic understanding. This presentation is part of the course, Basic Principles Underlying Modern Medicine, which mirrors the first block of coursework included in the Essential Core of the UCSF Medical School curriculum.

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 The 3 Rs of DNA: Molecules to Medicine (Video 103 mins)

(September 25, 2009) Gilbert Chu, Stanford School of Medicine Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry, discusses how DNA works and recombination works, and how these great discoveries are both advantageous and problematic for medicinal treatment.

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