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Some of the world's greatest scientists, doctors and medical researchers share their discoveries and visions onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

Latest Episodes

Clues to prehistoric times, found in blind cavefish | Prosanta Chakrabarty

TED Fellow Prosanta Chakrabarty explores hidden parts of the world in search of new species of cave-dwelling fish. These subterranean creatures have developed fascinating adaptations, and they provide biological insights into blindness as well as geological clues about how the continents broke apart million of years ago. Contemplate deep time in this short talk.

4 MIN2016 JUN 30
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Clues to prehistoric times, found in blind cavefish | Prosanta Chakrabarty

How a blind astronomer found a way to hear the stars | Wanda Diaz Merced

Wanda Diaz Merced studies the light emitted by gamma-ray bursts, the most energetic events in the universe. When she lost her sight and was left without a way to do her science, she had a revelatory insight: the light curves she could no longer see could be translated into sound. Through sonification, she regained mastery over her work, and now she's advocating for a more inclusive scientific community. "Science is for everyone," she says. "It has to be available to everyone, because we are all natural explorers."

11 MIN2016 JUN 27
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How a blind astronomer found a way to hear the stars | Wanda Diaz Merced

Why genetic research must be more diverse | Keolu Fox

Ninety-six percent of genome studies are based on people of European descent. The rest of the world is virtually unrepresented -- and this is dangerous, says geneticist and TED Fellow Keolu Fox, because we react to drugs differently based on our genetic makeup. Fox is working to democratize genome sequencing, specifically by advocating for indigenous populations to get involved in research, with the goal of eliminating health disparities. "The research community needs to immerse itself in indigenous culture," he says, "or die trying."

6 MIN2016 JUN 21
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Why genetic research must be more diverse | Keolu Fox

Latest Episodes

Clues to prehistoric times, found in blind cavefish | Prosanta Chakrabarty

TED Fellow Prosanta Chakrabarty explores hidden parts of the world in search of new species of cave-dwelling fish. These subterranean creatures have developed fascinating adaptations, and they provide biological insights into blindness as well as geological clues about how the continents broke apart million of years ago. Contemplate deep time in this short talk.

4 MIN2016 JUN 30
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Clues to prehistoric times, found in blind cavefish | Prosanta Chakrabarty

How a blind astronomer found a way to hear the stars | Wanda Diaz Merced

Wanda Diaz Merced studies the light emitted by gamma-ray bursts, the most energetic events in the universe. When she lost her sight and was left without a way to do her science, she had a revelatory insight: the light curves she could no longer see could be translated into sound. Through sonification, she regained mastery over her work, and now she's advocating for a more inclusive scientific community. "Science is for everyone," she says. "It has to be available to everyone, because we are all natural explorers."

11 MIN2016 JUN 27
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How a blind astronomer found a way to hear the stars | Wanda Diaz Merced

Why genetic research must be more diverse | Keolu Fox

Ninety-six percent of genome studies are based on people of European descent. The rest of the world is virtually unrepresented -- and this is dangerous, says geneticist and TED Fellow Keolu Fox, because we react to drugs differently based on our genetic makeup. Fox is working to democratize genome sequencing, specifically by advocating for indigenous populations to get involved in research, with the goal of eliminating health disparities. "The research community needs to immerse itself in indigenous culture," he says, "or die trying."

6 MIN2016 JUN 21
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Why genetic research must be more diverse | Keolu Fox

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