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Very easy to understand animation describes what synthetic biology is, how it works, and future potential. (3:24 min.)

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This video uses LEGO blocks as an analogy to explain how synthetic biology works using “biobricks”. Also explains how commonplace synthetic biology has become and looks at the pros and cons of this development. (4:23 min.)

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I'm a 3rd year PhD student in Microbiology and Immunology. I study the biology of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus. Staphylococcus aureus creates tremendous burden on health care systems in Canada and around the world.

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Would developing Star Wars technologies actually require breaking any laws of physics? Surprisingly, the answer is often no.

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Born in 1843, Robert Koch was a German doctor whose groundbreaking contributions revolutionized microbiology. Even today, his discoveries continue to save lives.

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I am a graduate physics student from Windsor, Ontario, Canada. I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Windsor in Spring 2015, and am currently living in Toronto where I am starting my graduate studies at York University. I am a passionate Let's Talk Science Volunteer, and in my spare time I like to cook, make greeting cards, and post on my science blog.

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I completed my M.Sc. in Biology and am currently working. My research is in environmental science and is a combination of science and law.

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Researchers have mapped the brain cell branches and connections in a piece of mouse brain tissue smaller than a dust mite. They gained some insights about how the cells talk to each other. Shows why neuroscience is so incredibly complicated.

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Melissa is a Let's Talk Science volunteer and graduate student at York University who spent the summer of 2015 doing research at CERN

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