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At TEDxYouth@Manchester, genetics researcher Dan Davis introduces the audience to compatibility genes — key players in our immune system’s functioning, and the reason why it’s so difficult to transplant organs from person to person: one’s compatibility genes must match another’s for a transplant to take.

To learn more about these fascinating genes, watch the whole talk here»

(Images from Davis’s talk, Drew Berry’s animations, and the TED-Ed lessons A needle in countless haystacks: Finding habitable worlds - Ariel Anbar and How we conquered the deadly smallpox virus - Simona Zompi)

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annabunches:

larstheyeti:

the Water Cycle

I want to reblog this every day for the rest of my life.

annabunches:

larstheyeti:

the Water Cycle

I want to reblog this every day for the rest of my life.

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moshita:

GERMS!

They’re everywhere. You can’t avoid them, not entirely — though one would hope you’d avoid syphilis, of all things — so why not incorporate them into your decor?

If you’re into science, or just germs, or cleanliness, or if you’re a hypochondriac, you might like to see your interests/worst fears immortalized in stitchwork. Luckily, now you can. 

Alicia Watkins

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astridalpaca:

carry-on-my-wayward-butt:

portentouscatastrophe:

WHEN I WAS IN BIOLOGY LAST YEAR I ENDED UP TALKING OUTLOUD ABOUT HOW I WANT THE UTERUS AND THE SPLEEN PLUSHIE AND NO ONE UNDERSTANDS HOW PERFECT THESE ARE EVERYONE TAKE ONE

the uterus looks like it’s about to drop some sick beats

I love these a lot 

astridalpaca:

carry-on-my-wayward-butt:

portentouscatastrophe:

WHEN I WAS IN BIOLOGY LAST YEAR I ENDED UP TALKING OUTLOUD ABOUT HOW I WANT THE UTERUS AND THE SPLEEN PLUSHIE AND NO ONE UNDERSTANDS HOW PERFECT THESE ARE EVERYONE TAKE ONE

the uterus looks like it’s about to drop some sick beats

I love these a lot 

(Source: iheartguts.com)

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