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Introduction to Viruses

Introduction to Viruses

Viruses are submicroscopic particles that can be seen only with a powerful electron microscope. They are not cells, but consist of genetic material, enclosed in a protective layer of protein. Learn more about the nature of viruses, and how scientists are working to understand and combat them.

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Author(s): David R. Caprette, PhD
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Introduction to Chemical Mixtures

Cloning

Overview

What Is a Cell?

Cloning Involves Making Identical Copies

Recombinant DNA Technology

Brief History of Modern Cloning

Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (SCNT)

Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (SCNT): Dolly – The First True Clone (1997)

Therapeutic Cloning vs. Reproductive Cloning

Colon Cancer Study: Results at Initiation Stage

What is An Embryonic Stem Cell?

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Video and transcript courtesy of Wah Chiu, PhD, National Center for Macromolecular Imaging at Baylor College of Medicine. Funding for the video provided by NCMI, NIH.