Login / Register

Should you donate your DNA to help cure diseases? - Greg Foot

Thanks! Share it with your friends!


You disliked this video. Thanks for the feedback!

Sorry, only registred users can create playlists.

Channel: TED-Ed
Categories: Society / Culture   |   Health   |   Science   |   Social Science   |   Technology  
 Find Related Videos  added


Discover how scientists are using crowdsourced DNA to find the causes of untreatable diseases, and developing new drug treatments for them.


When scientists don't know the cause of a medical condition, developing a drug treatment takes significant trial and error, and lots of money which is why we only have drugs for a small proportion of diseases. Researchers are hoping to change this using crowdsourced DNA. So how does this work, and what do your genes have to do with it? Greg Foot digs into the science of therapeutic targets.

Lesson by Greg Foot, directed by Pierangelo Pirak.

Produced for TED-Ed by and NIHR University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre.

Support Our Non-Profit Mission
Support us on Patreon:
Check out our merch:

Connect With Us
Sign up for our newsletter:
Follow us on Facebook:
Find us on Twitter:
Peep us on Instagram:

Keep Learning
View full lesson:
Dig deeper with additional resources:

Animator's website:
Educator's website:

Thank you so much to our patrons for your support! Without you this video would not be possible! pam morgan, sarim haq, Juan Pablo Rodriguez Morales, ANNE FINE, Gerardo Castro, Siddharth Toshniwal, Justice Boehmer, Michel-Ange Hortegat, Enes Kirimi, Amaury BISIAUX BISIAUX, Aravind C V, ND, Samyogita Hardikar, Vanessa Graulich, Vandana Gunwani, LvL042, Abdulmohsin Almadi, Andrew Brodski, John van den Berg, Anandha Krishnan, Geoffrey Bultitude, Mi Mi, Thomas Rothert, Christopher McVay, Izhari Ishak Aksa, Declan Manning, Javier Aldavaz, Ivan Yeung, Jaime Camacho, Irene Au, , LunarQueen, Iza, Brian Elieson, Paul, Grayson Garbarino, Oge O, Weronika Falkowska, Stefano Esposito, Nevin Spoljaric, Yvonne Feijoo, Sid Chanpuriya, Arjay Arcinue Dineros, Anoom Yasmin, Laura Johnson, Anoop Varghese, David Yastremski, Zo Tulip, B and Jason Harrison.

Post your comment


Be the first to comment