Lessons From A Tiny Animal: Creating New Organs, Ensuring Quality Control, and Exploring the Cosmos

9/18/2018; 28 minutes

Embryos are the most complex self-assembling machines known in the universe. Joel Rothman, Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at UCSB, explores the instructions for self-assembly using a tiny animal -- the humble C. elegans worm. Find out what he has discovered and the research into life-support systems that may allow these creatures to become the first interstellar astronauts, departing the solar system at near-light speeds. Recorded on 06/25/2018. (#33848)

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