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The Fastest-Growing Plant In The World

Genetics
Bamboo is the world’s fastest growing plant thanks to the cell elongation process it shares with all grasses and its unique cell wall layering adaptation, allowing it to shoot up to 100 ft (30m) in just 8 weeks.

This Strange Condition Keeps You Looking Young Forever

Genetics
What if you were forever stuck in the aging process? Could you actually stay looking young for the rest of your life? What problems would you face if you had a growth hormone deficiency that caused you to never actually age?

Is Height All In Our Genes?

Genetics
I'm tall. Most of the people in my family are tall. Does that mean my son will be tall? Turns out the inheritance of height is a lot more complicated than we thought.

Does Everybody Have A Gay Gene?

Genetics
Is being gay genetic?

Are We All Related?

Genetics
In part 3 of our special series on human ancestry, we investigate how closely related we all really are.

The Deadliest Being on Planet Earth - The Bacteriophage

Genetics
A war has been raging for billions of years, killing trillions every single day, while we don't even notice. This war involves the single deadliest being on our planet: The Bacteriophage.

Mom vs. Dad: What Did You Inherit?

Genetics
What traits have your parents pass down to you?

How Do You Actually Understand Language?

Genetics
Language is fascinating, but how do we understand it?

Is It Safe To Get Your DNA Tested?

Genetics
Once it's out of your body, your genetic information is valuable to a variety of people, but you can keep it safe(ish) with a few simple steps.

How Evolution works

Genetics
The theory of evolution explains how the enormous variety of life could come into existence. How it is possible for primitive life forms to spawn the millions of different creatures, that exist today.

Why Are Mosquitoes Attracted To Me?!

Genetics
Mosquitoes are attracted to me and it's likely due to my genes.

How to Make an Elephant Explode with Science - The Size of Life 2

Genetics
Life on this planet is based on cells. Cells do vary in size. But they are pretty similar in their dimensions across all species. A blue whale doesn't have bigger cells than a hummingbird, just a lot more of them.

How Close Are We to Curing HIV/AIDS?

Genetics
Current drug therapies mean it's possible to live a normal life span with HIV, but that's expensive and not a long term solution. What we really need is an HIV vaccine and a cure. So, how close are we?

Does It Matter Which Color Egg You Buy? (Why Are They Different?)

Genetics
Ever wondered why some eggs are different colors? There's a lot more science behind it than you might think.

Your Face Could Be Recreated From DNA: Should You Worry?

Genetics
Can we predict what a person's face looks like based solely on a sample of their DNA? A new study says yes, but geneticists aren't so sure.

Is DNA the future of data storage? - Leo Bear-McGuinness

Genetics
In the event of a nuclear fallout, every piece of digital and written information could all be lost. Luckily, there is a way that all of human history could be recorded and safely stored beyond the civilization's end. And the key ingredient is inside all of us: our DNA. Leo Bear-McGuinness explains.

DNA Doesn't Look Like What You Think!

Genetics
Biology textbooks are full of drawings of DNA, but none of those show what DNA actually looks like. Sure, they're good models for understanding how DNA works, but inside of real cells, it's a whole lot more interesting. Learn why we can't look directly at DNA, and find out how DNA is actually packed inside cells.

Ancient Humans & Neanderthals Had Sex, Here's How It Changed Us Forever

Genetics
We've known for a while that ancient humans got busy with Neanderthals, but how exactly did that Neanderthal DNA affect modern humans?

Late sleeper? Blame your genes.

Genetics
If you're not a morning person, science says you probably never will be.

Some People Are Programmed to Sleep Better Than Others

Genetics
Do you have a hard time getting a good night's sleep? According to scientists, it's all in your genes.

Destroying Cancer Using Your Own Genetically Modified Cells

Genetics
Scientists are taking cancer patients' immune cells and engineering them to fight cancer. How does it work?