Slippage during DNA replication can lead to expanding sections of repeating nucleotides. Watch this animation to see how this problem occurs.
Sickle cell anemia is a genetic disease that affects hemoglobin.
Dr. Ganem analyses the complex causes of epidemics—how changes in the environment and in human social behavior can give rise to new infectious diseases.
Although there are numerous kinds of cancer, all stem from alterations that allow cell division to outstrip cell demise.
To accompany the lecture series Potent Biology: Stem Cells, Cloning, and Regeneration.