Genetics and Technology

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March 18, 2020: Genetically is a transgender female still a male regardless if she has had sex reassignment surgery?
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March 5, 2020: I'm wondering if it is possible to prove a familial link between a male individual living today to skeletons of a female and her son who died in 1862.
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March 5, 2020: I'm wondering if it is possible to prove a familial link between a male individual living today to skeletons of a female and her son who died in 1862.
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January 20, 2020: Why are GMO foods so important? What's the big deal?
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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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