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Conversos: The Story of Latin America’s Crypto Jews

Conversos: The Story of Latin America’s Crypto Jews

– At a Hanukkah celebration in 2018, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the popular Puerto Rican congresswoman from New York, surprised a small crowd by announcing that she has Jewish ancestry. – My family consisted of Sephardic Jews. – Later that same week, a groundbreaking study came out of Latin America. After testing DNA samples from 6,000 randomly selected people across the region, researchers found that 23% of them had at least 5% of their DNA from Spanish Jewish heritage. Back in 2015,…

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Making the Cut | Session 1: Science and Society || Radcliffe Institute

Making the Cut | Session 1: Science and Society || Radcliffe Institute

– Good morning, everyone. I’m Tomiko Brown-Nagin, the Dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and I’m delighted to see all of you here today. I’m so pleased to welcome you to the Radcliffe Symposium focused on the critical and urgent topic of human gene editing. Now, I say urgent because we find ourselves in a new scientific era, an era that demands thoughtful analysis of our capabilities and of their potential implications, both positive and negative. The technology…

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The Social Brain: culture, change and evolution | Bret Weinstein (Full Video)

The Social Brain: culture, change and evolution | Bret Weinstein (Full Video)

We’re heading into a very dangerous phase of history; human beings being addicted to growth are constantly looking for sources, so when we feel austerity coming on we tend to become more tribal. Unfortunately a perfectly free market will not allow benevolent firms to survive in the long run. My argument is not an argument for centrism. I regard utopianism as probably the worst idea that human beings have ever had. We find ourselves unfortunately stuck in an archaic argument…

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How the First Americans Got There

How the First Americans Got There

♩♩Intro♩♩ About 11 and a half thousand years ago, people in what’s now central Alaska buried two babies in a hearth. One was was less than 6 weeks old, and the other was a late-term stillbirth. They stayed there until 2013, when archaeologists found their remains. And this week, a group of researchers published a detailed analysis of one of the babies’ genomes, its full genetic code, in the journal Nature. Turns out that this one baby’s DNA can tell…

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The ethical dilemma of designer babies | Paul Knoepfler

The ethical dilemma of designer babies | Paul Knoepfler

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Joanna Pietrulewicz So what if I could make for you a designer baby? What if you as a parent-to-be and I as a scientist decided to go down that road together? What if we didn’t? What if we thought, “That’s a bad idea,” but many of our family, friends and coworkers did make that decision? Let’s fast-forward just 15 years from now. Let’s pretend it’s the year 2030, and you’re a parent. You have your daughter,…

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2016 National Crime Victims’ Service Awards – Choctaw Nation Victims Services

2016 National Crime Victims’ Service Awards – Choctaw Nation Victims Services

LINDA GOODWIN: In Choctaw Nation, our elders are the foundation of the tribe. They play a significant role in who we are, what it means to be Choctaw. We began to look at and realize that there was an issue with elder abuse in the Choctaw Nation as early as 1994. So, we talked about what was needed for our elders. Since that time we’ve continued to build those victim services. A lot of us have our own tribal court…

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Elizabeth Warren’s speech to the National Congress of American Indians

Elizabeth Warren’s speech to the National Congress of American Indians

Thank you so much. Thank you for the warm welcome. And I want to start by thanking Chairwoman Andrews-Maltais for the very kind and generous introduction. It has been an honor to work with, to learn from, and to represent the tribes of my home state of Massachusetts, the Aquinnah — and the Mashpee Wampanoag. So it’s a great delight to be here. [applause] I also want to thank President Jefferson Keel, and everyone at the National Congress of American…

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Genetics 101 | National Geographic

Genetics 101 | National Geographic

– [Narrator] Genetics helps us understand the biological programming behind all life forms. But what exactly is the science of genetics? And what does its future hold? Genetics is the study of heredity. The expression of traits and how they are passed from generation to generation. For thousands of years, humans have observed this inheritance of traits and implemented their knowledge to breed and domesticate plants and animals. However, the science behind inheritance was only starting to be understood in…

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Synthetic proteins: Mimicking the molecular machinery of life – Science Nation

Synthetic proteins: Mimicking the molecular machinery of life – Science Nation

[Music] Mile O’Brien: The old saying goes “you can’t beat Mother Nature.” Kent Kirshenbaum: You know, every time we think that we can beat Mother Nature we are humbled over and over again. Mile O’Brien: In cell biology, DNA is usually the star of the show, but DNA’s just a blueprint – a set of instructions for building proteins. [music] Mile O’Brien: Now I know when you hear the word “protein” you’re thinking “should I have the chicken or the…

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