Tagged: video

Camouflage - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Feb 18, 2013

Last week Alison tagged me* in a post where an artist had used his hands to present animals. In his work, the artist had effectively camouflaged his hands - at a glance we see the animal. In response to Alison’s post, here’s a video of animals that change their camouflage in response to … Read More

One example of why all those genomes from different species are useful to biologists - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Oct 14, 2012

In this video scientists give an example of how knowing the genomes and biology of many species can be put to use. It also gives some idea why biologists do a lot of work on so-called ‘model’ organisms - species that particular functions can be studied closely. The scientists in the video wanted to locate genes that … Read More

Epigenetics overview (video) - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Apr 11, 2012

Below Jessica Tyler, from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, introduces epigenetics, a topic I’ve touched on a few times and would like to elaborate further on. Her introduction is fairly gentle; hopefully some of the essence of the thing will come across to non-specialists! [vimeo width=”600″ height=”450″]http://vimeo.com/39781892[/vimeo] You may need to wait until … Read More

George Church on genomics and personalised medicine - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Apr 06, 2012

Weekend video - for general readers. This TEDxCambridge lecture by Professor George Church* offers an informal look at progress in genomics and personalised medicine. While very informal compared to some TED lectures, but it does give glimpses of where genomics and personalised medicine might be headed in a series of quick snapshots.** … Read More