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Extrasensory Perception: Making Sense out of Senses | Illumina SciMon Video

697 views | 5 years ago

Over 40% of drugs on the market target G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). Sequencing has helped identify lipid sensing taste receptor GPCRs. Smell and taste receptors represent the huge family of...

Cervical Cancer: The many faces of Human Papillomavirus | Illumina SciMon Video

611 views | 5 years ago

Today, many populations of viruses still remain unidentified. Most viruses in skin are Human Papillomaviruses (HPV). Illumina next-generation sequencing technology has helped identify 229 previously...

Summer Stories: Microbes Gone Wild | Illumina SciMon Video

335 views | 5 years ago

Actinobacteria are the most abundant microorganisms in freshwater lakes, but we know very little about their role in the ecosystem. 16S Ribosomal RNA is useful to classify microorganisms, but tells...

Ebola and Bats: The Link to Outbreaks in Humans | Illumina SciMon Video

671 views | 5 years ago

Bats act as reservoirs for the Ebola virus and exhibit no symptoms of the disease. Even though the Ebola virus is harmless to bats, it is lethal to humans. The problem occurs when viruses jump between...

Psychiatric Diseases: More complex than you thought | Illumina SciMon Video

525 views | 5 years ago

Autism and Schizophrenia are complex psychiatric diseases, created by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. A large number of small de novo mutations that affect only one or two nucleotides,...

Human Evolution: Reaching new Heights | Illumina SciMon Video

445 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...

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

344 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...

Retroviruses: A roll of the Dicer | Illumina SciMon Video

395 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 hostÂ’s immune system. Viruses use transposable elements from the...