The dawn of active genetics

Published on April 30, 2018   54 min
Hello. My name is Ethan Bier, and today I'll be giving you a sense of some of the interesting applications of active genetics in this talk that's entitled, The Dawn of Active Genetics. These two images you see by the way, in front of you are the work of Valentino Gantz, who in addition to being a fine scientist, as you all hear, is also a very gifted artist.
So here is the gentleman himself, Valentino Gantz. Again, the picture that he drew here of a fly, where the wing that is out is indicating a genetic process that repeats from one generation to the next and the wing that is closed, one that is part of the body, where it's not happening. It's a situation that works. often, but not 100 percent of the time and he's likened that to a little bit to a PCR machine which is embedded in the thorax of that insect to give that kind of pictorial image of the process.