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

372 views | 8 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...

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

404 views | 8 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...

Zombie Viruses: Blast from the Past

721 views | 8 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...

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

927 views | 8 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...

Shining a light on the genomics of solar panels contamination

783 views | 6 years ago

Learn how scientists around the world are using next-generation sequencing to identify microbial species living on solar panels. Learn more at: http://www.illumina.com/applications/... Products: Illumina...

The origin of fishfingers: CRISPR/Cas9 in the study of evolutionary and developmental biology

748 views | 6 years ago

CRISPR-Cas9 is a powerful study in the fields of developmental and evolutionary biology. Recent studies on fish, butterflies, and crustaceans are great examples on how this technique can be used to...

Of Humans and Microbes: a Long Lasting Relationship

2676 views | 6 years ago

For many years, we have been repeating that for each human cell in a person there are at least 10 bacterial cells. Although this is an over-estimation, recent evidence shows that hominids and certain...

Next-generation Conservation

616 views | 6 years ago

History comes alive through cultural and historical artifacts, but time and the elements conspire against them – with even surface microorganisms playing a role. In this week’s SciMon video, learn how...