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#askMIT: Could You Make a Unicorn by Crossing DNA?

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Dr. Sera Thornton, a biologist at MIT, answers the question, "Is there any way to make a unicorn by crossing DNA?" Part of the "#askMIT" series.

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Runtime: 2 minutes 46 seconds

Lab equipment in background with illustration of connected neurons. Caption: glia activate and help fix the neurons
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Episode 1
2 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Lab equipment in background with illustration of DNA strand, question marks, and an arrow pointing to the horn on a unicorn. Caption: We'd want to know what parts of the genome make the horn.
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Episode 2
2 minutes 46 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Lights and gauges with display screens cover the walls. Illustration of energetic reaction drawn on top. Caption: it releases a lot of energy in the form of heat.
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Episode 3
2 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12