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  1. Readings for Diane's lectures 18 items
    1. Ovarian size and blood flow in women with polycystic ovary syndrome and their correlations with endocrine parameters - Carmina, Enrico ; Orio, Francesco ; Palomba, Stefano ; Longo, Rosa A. ; Lombardi, Gaetano ; Lobo, Rogerio A. 2005

      Article 

    2. Impairment of BRCA1-related DNA double-strand break repair leads to ovarian aging in mice and humans - Titus, Shiny ; Li, Fang ; Stobezki, Robert ; Akula, Komala ; Unsal, Evrim ; Jeong, Kyungah ; Moy, Fred ; Goswami, Sumanta ; Oktay, Kutluk ; Titus, Shiny ; Li, Fang ; Stobezki, Robert ; Akula, Komala ; Unsal, Evrim ; Jeong, Kyungah ; Moy, Fred ; Goswami, Sumanta ; Oktay, Kutluk ; Unsal, Evrim ; Dickler, Maura ; Robson, Mark ; Moy, Fred ; Goswami, Sumanta 2013

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    3. Does weight loss improve semen quality and reproductive hormones? results from a cohort of severely obese men - Håkonsen, Linn Berger ; Thulstrup, Ane Marie ; Aggerholm, Anette Skærbech ; Olsen, Jørn ; Bonde, Jens Peter ; Andersen, Claus Yding ; Bungum, Mona ; Ernst, Emil Hagen ; Hansen, Mette Lausten ; Ernst, Erik Hagen ; Ramlau-Hansen, Cecilia Høst 2011

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    4. Declining sperm quality in New Zealand over 20 years - Shine, Rebecca ; Peek, John ; Birdsall, Mary 2008

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    5. Chronic high-fat diet in fathers programs β-cell dysfunction in female rat offspring - Sheau-Fang Ng ; Ruby C. Y. Lin ; D. Ross Laybutt ; Romain Barres ; Julie A. Owens ; Margaret J. Morris 2010

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    6. Self-organization of the human embryo in the absence of maternal tissues - Shahbazi, Marta ; Jedrusik, Agnieszka ; Vuoristo, Sanna ; Recher, Gaelle ; Hupalowska, Anna ; Bolton, Virginia ; Fogarty, Norah M ; Campbell, Alison ; Devito, Liani ; Ilic, Dusko ; Khalaf, Yakoub ; Niakan, Kathy ; Fishel, Simon ; Zernicka-Goetz, Magdalena 2016

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    7. Noninvasive assessment of human embryo nutrient consumption as a measure of developmental potential - Gardner, David K ; Lane, Michelle ; Stevens, John ; Schoolcraft, William B 2001

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    8. Future developments in assisted reproduction in humans - K Hardy, C Wright, S Rice, M Tachataki 01/02/2002

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  2. Readings for Communication Assessment 3 items
    These are required readings for this assessment
    1. Ethics and regulation of inter-country medically assisted reproduction: a call for action - Carmel Shalev, Adi Moreno, Hedva Eyal, Michal Leibel 12/2016

      Article Required Required reading for preparation for the Communication Assessment

    2. The right to know ones genetic origins and cross-border medically assisted reproduction - Ravitsky, Vardit January 2012

      Article Required Required reading for preparation for the Communication Assessment

    3. Cross border reproductive care (CBRC): a growing global phenomenon with multidimensional implications (a systematic and critical review) - Mahmoud Salama, Vladimir Isachenko, Evgenia Isachenko, Gohar Rahimi 2018-7

      Article Required Required reading for preparation for the Communication Assessment

  3. Directed Evolution — Science Learning Hub

    Webpage Supplementary Related to Lecture 1: This gives background info on a lot of the research going on in my lab - which most of you will hear plenty more about over the next few years!

  4. An Egg-cellent Idea - Biotech Primer WEEKLY %Biologic drugs in eggs

    Webpage Supplementary Related to Lecture 2 - nan-mandatory reading - a recent update on engineering chickens to produce human therapeutic proteins in eggs.

  5. BIOTECHNOLOGY: Hatching the Golden Egg: A New Way to Make Drugs - J. Alper 2003-5-2

    Article Supplementary Related to Lecture 2: Non-mandatory reading - a dated but still useful background article on how transgenic chicken eggs can potentially be used as high value protein bioreactors

  6. The Rosalind Franklin Papers: The DNA Riddle: King's College, London, 1951-1953

    Webpage Recommended Related to the Lecture 4 movie screening - a very good summary of some of the key background behind the elucidation of the structure of DNA.

  7. Nature

    Webpage Recommended Related to lectures 4&5 - click the pdf link for the Watson and Crick paper entitled "A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid"

  8. Chargaff's Ratio | HHMI BioInteractive

    Webpage Recommended Related to Lecture 5: Animation about Chargaff's Ratios

  9. Watson constructing base pair models | HHMI BioInteractive

    Webpage Recommended Related to Lecture 5: James Watson video about his discovery of base pairing

  10. DNA replication (basic detail) | HHMI BioInteractive

    Webpage Recommended Related to lectures 5&6: Animation of DNA replication

  11. DNA transcription (basic detail) | HHMI BioInteractive

    Webpage Recommended Related to Lecture 6: Animation of transcription

  12. Translation (basic detail) | HHMI's BioInteractive

    Webpage Recommended Related to Lecture 7: Animation of translation

  13. Genetic engineering | HHMI BioInteractive

    Webpage Recommended Related to Lecture 8: Animation of recombinant DNA

  14. Griffith's experiment - Wikipedia

    Webpage Supplementary Related to Lecture 8: The Griffiths and Avery Experiments, demonstrating that DNA could "transform" bacterial cells

  15. Blue white screen - Wikipedia

    Webpage Supplementary Related to Lectures 8-9: pUC plasmids and blue-white screening for recombinant DNA inserts

  16. Gel electrophoresis: Loading and running the gel — Science Learning Hub

    Webpage Supplementary Related to Lectures 9 and 10: Information on agarose gel electrophoresis

  17. Codon usage bias - Wikipedia

    Webpage Supplementary Related to Lecture 10: Codon bias - it's a thing!

  18. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) — Science Learning Hub

    Webpage Supplementary Related to Lecture 10: Background information on PCR

  19. Polymerase chain reaction | HHMI BioInteractive

    Webpage Recommended Related to Lecture 10: Animation of PCR

  20. "Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)" Biology Animation Library :: DNA Learning Center

    Webpage Supplementary Related to Lectures 10 and 12: More information on PCR

  21. Downloads | Agricultural Biotechnology: Informing the Dialogue

    Webpage Recommended Related to Lectures 12-14 - extra reading on Agricultural Biotechnology (I particularly recommend the "Informing the Dialogue" article)

  22. Biotechnology for Sustainability - Seed Biotechnology Center

    Webpage Supplementary Related to Lecture 13: Supplementary information on how biotechnology can be used to make agriculture MORE sustainable

  23. This Rice Could Save a Million Kids a Year - TIME

    Webpage Supplementary Related to Lecture 14: The original Time Magazine article on Golden Rice

  24. The deadly opposition to GM food - science | Stuff.co.nz

    Webpage Supplementary Related to Lecture 14: Golden Rice opinion piece

  25. Golden Rice creator wants to live to see it save lives | New Scientist

    Webpage Supplementary Related to Lecture 14: One last article on Golden Rice!

  26. Golden rice - Wikipedia

    Webpage Supplementary Related to Lecture 14: Good overview of Golden Rice project

  27. Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary

    Webpage Supplementary Related to Lecture 14: 6th animation down list illustrates the principles of antisense RNA in the Flavr Savr tomato

  28. BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | 'Pharmed' goats seek drug licence

    Webpage Supplementary Relevant to Lecture 15: Original BBC report on Atryn-producing goats

  29. Transgenic cows – introduction — Science Learning Hub

    Webpage Supplementary Relevant to Lecture 15: Biotech Learning Hub - AgResearch NZ and Transgenic Cows

  30. The Treatment - The New Yorker

    Webpage Recommended Related to Lecture 16: New Yorker article "The Treatment". Very interesting article about how hard it is to get new drugs into the clinic

  31. Hottest Life-Form Found: Microbe Thrives When Boiling

    Webpage Supplementary Relevant to Dave's Bioprospecting lectures: Original National Geographic article describing the discovery of Strain 121