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How microbes shape our world

6 talks • 1h 23m
Learn how these microorganisms influence everything from the air we breathe and how healthy we are, to forming life itself.

The fabulous life of germs

8 talks • 1h 47m
Germs -- they get around. Learn what their travels and overall existence can teach us about not just ourselves, but the past, present and future of humanity.

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The ongoing quest to build life from scratch

A synthetic biologist has created artificial cells that can “talk” to natural cells — but are they really alive? How does one go about building a living cell from non-living com...
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