Genetics and Technology

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August 6, 2019: Are there any new sequencing technology coming out after Illumina? How do they work? How are they compared to Illumina sequencing?
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July 2, 2019: How does Next Generation Sequencing work? Technically, how is NGS better than Sanger Sequencing?
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May 24, 2019: Could we genetically engineer catfish whiskers on a snake?
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April 11, 2019: I am sure you have heard that in China babies were born who are said to be immune to AIDS. I know it is not allowed to you or the Chinese, but if you were allowed to breed gene manipulated babies, which skills would you give them? Do you even think it is compatible with your ethical standards?
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July 25, 2018: Is there a particular gene that controls size of mammals? For example, could you manipulate a particular gene in an elephant to miniaturize it?
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January 29, 2018: When scientists clone an animal, how do they reprogram the DNA to make an embryo instead of whatever the cell used to be? I know it's called "somatic cell nuclear transfer," but how does moving the nucleus into an egg reset it's DNA?
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August 8, 2017: I just read about scientists in Oregon using CRISPR to fix a broken gene in human embryos. Is this as big a deal as the news stories are making it out to be?
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July 7, 2017: Would it be possible to recreate some Neanderthals?
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May 2, 2017: The human genome is fully mapped, so we know which genes make a heart. Is it possible to isolate these genes and create fully functional organs in labs?
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February 15, 2017: Can a genetic modification/mutation make the body achieve immortality?
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