This is the first in a series of mini-documentaries about past or current work of notable scientists based at New York institutions. The vodcasts are produced by New York high school students with the help of the DNALC.
Duration: 4 minutes, 50 seconds
Posted: March 10, 2011
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- ID: 16898
- Source: DNALC
- Download: mp4
Use green fluorescent protein to tag expression of genes.
Professor Jeff Lichtman examines the technique of fluorescence microscopy in terms of its benefits (e.g. exquisite resolution) and its drawbacks (e.g. confined by the wavelength of light).
Little chance that genetic modifications to chloroplasts are transferred by pollen to wild plants.
New York high school students set out to find Thomas Hunt Morgan's "Fly Room" at Columbia University, where seminal genetics research took place in the early 20th century.
Images from brain scans and new microscopy techniques are offering a strikingly clear glimpse of what’s going on underneath the bumpy surface of our skulls.
New York high school students perform the Alu polymorphism lab then interview Prof. Larry Kobilinsky at John Jay College of Criminal Justice about DNA fingerprinting.
New York high school students interview Dr. Scott Lowe of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center about using restriction enzyme analysis in cancer research, then perform the experiment.
Genetic engineering: inserting new DNA into a plasmid vector.
Oswald Avery's team proves that DNA, not protein, is the genetic molecule.
Model organisms share with humans many key biochemical and physiological functions that have been conserved (maintained) by evolution.