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Fascinating Videos About Genetics and Health


Roundup of videos to learn more about genetics and health topics:

Videos for learning about genetics:

How DNA is translated into mRNA and then into a protein:

Your Body’s Molecular Machines: How cells copy DNA to divide in cellular reproduction


How Enzymes Work (from PDB-101)

Your Textbooks Are Wrong, This Is What Cells Actually Look Like: view what is actually going on in a cell

More in-depth:

Gene Silencing by microRNAs:



Mitochondria Aren’t Just the Powerhouse of the Cell:

Dr. Terry Wahls – TEDx Talk




Just interesting:


The immortal cells of Henrietta Lacks –  a quick explanation of the HeLa cell line.  For more in-depth information, read the book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”.


You Are Made Of Viruses & There’s Nothing You Can Do About It! – Video on endogenous retroviruses that make up about 8% of human DNA.


Human Endogenous Retroviruses (HERVs) – explanation of HERVs and how they play a role in health and disease. This may be an answer to the question of why different population groups are susceptible to different autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS).


The Pandemic that Lasted 15 Million Years:  PBS video on endogenous retroviruses, specifically ERV-Fc

Virus DNA in human genome (evolution by infection): a theory on how a virus gave rise to the placenta in mammals