Synopsis: This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich delve into the incredibly simple topic of gene therapy and CRISPR.
A gene is the basic physical and functional unit of heredity. Genes, which are made up of DNA, act as instructions to make molecules called proteins. In humans, genes vary in size from a few hundred DNA bases to more than 2 million bases. The Human Genome Project has estimated that humans have between 20,000 and 25,000 genes.
Present: Aaron Stewart, Rich Plumb
- Gene Therapy Is Now Available, but Who Will Pay for It?
- How does gene therapy work?
- The Biotech Death of Jesse Gelsinger
- Gene Therapy Emerges From Disgrace to Be the Next Big Thing, Again
- What Is CRISPR?
- Stunning gene therapy breakthroughs are a riposte to our truth-tarnished times
- Welcome to Gene Therapy
- Gene Therapy: Genetic science learning center
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Download: Episode 31: Gene Therapy