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Natural Food Production: Sequencing takes center stage | Illumina SciMon Video

319 views | 5 years ago

Synopsis: Sequencing accelerates breeding programs for food-producing animals by helping to identify and select desirable characteristics, such as disease resistance. By breeding animals that are naturally...

Human Evolution: Reaching new Heights | Illumina SciMon Video

387 views | 5 years ago

Synopsis: Tibetans live and thrive at extreme altitudes. An important event in this human adaptation was the incorporation of DNA from Denisovans. Denisovans are ancient ancestors that diverged from...

Retroviruses: A roll of the Dicer | Illumina SciMon Video

363 views | 5 years ago

Every individual responds differently to infection by the same type of virus. This is partly due to the tricks viruses use to dodge the host’s immune system. Viruses use transposable elements from the...

Zombie Viruses: Blast from the Past | Illumina SciMon Video

282 views | 5 years ago

One of the risks of global warming and the melting of the permafrost is that ancient microbes can be released into the environment. In a recent paper, the authors demonstrated that live, ancient viruses...

Snuppy: Every dog has his day – Twice! | Illumina SciMon Video

369 views | 5 years ago

Sequencing ancient mitochondrial DNA provided insights to the origin of dogs and their domestication. Not only has sequencing allowed us to trace back evolution of species, but also to trace back transmissible...

Grapefruits and Mohawks: The Fountain of Youth? | Illumina SciMon Video

282 views | 5 years ago

Grapefruits and Mohawks: The Fountain of Youth? Synopsis: The process of aging has been of interest for millennia. Myths of the fountain of youth still have their allure of longevity. Scientists today...

Diet: You are What you Eat! | Illumina SciMon Video

894 views | 5 years ago

The Illumina Scientific Affairs team discusses how sequencing is used to track changes in the microbes that colonize our gut in relation to the food we consume. With a balanced diet the gut microbiome...