Understanding Genetics: DNA, Genes, and their Real-World Applications, Lec.21-22

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Understanding Genetics: DNA, Genes, and their Real-World Applications, Lec.21-22

Dear group,
we continue the series of video lectures on genetics from "The Great Courses".

In the beginning of our meeting, we will also provide brief updates on several topics:
Scientists prove feasibility of 'printing' replacement tissue
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160215113856.htm

Shattered chromosome cures woman of immune disease
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/02/shattered-chromosome-cures-woman-immune-disease

Could Some Types Of Sugar Actually Be Good For You? http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/could-some-types-sugar-actually-be-good-you

Radical cancer treatment seeks to control rather than destroy tumours
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/feb/24/radical-cancer-treatment-seeks-to-control-rather-than-destroy-tumours?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Gmail

Cancer tumour genetics reveal possible treatment revolution
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/mar/03/genetics-of-cancer-tumours-reveal-possible-treatment-revolution?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Gmail

Biological supercomputers powered by ATP could be a reality some day
http://www.dispatchtribunal.com/biological-supercomputers-powered-by-atp-could-be-a-reality-some-day/16203/

New techniques regrow lens, cornea tissue
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/new-techniques-regrow-lens-cornea-tissue

Topics of the video lectures:

Lecture 21: Molecular Medicine – Gene Therapy
So far gene therapy – the process of adding protein-coding DNA and a promoter sequence for its expression to an organism for medical benefit – has experienced some success in animals and small gains in humans. Professor Sadava shares cutting-edge research and experimentation.

Lecture 22: Molecular Medicine – Cloning and Stem Cells
Stem cells and cloning are both controversial topics in the news. How do they really work? What is the science behind these genetics procedures, and what are their implications for us?

The lecturer in the videos is Dr. David Sadava, an award-winning teacher, author, and cancer researcher.

We will start at 7:00 p.m., with the afterwards discussion at Baton Rouge, from 9:15 p.m. The meeting will take place in Committee room 3.

The meetup fee is $3 payable at the event. It helps us to cover the cost of the website maintenance and the projector we bought for the presentations.

Hope to see everyone on March 18!