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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)

dinosaurpoems:

Dating can be complicated when you are a shark
Yesterday a girl asked me out
While I was riding on the bus
Go and grab a coffee sometime
Just the two of us
I must say I was tempted
I guess it would have been a lark
But I’m an honest guy
So I told her I’m a shark
“I know you’ve been won over
By my dark eyes and white teeth,
But the truth my dear:
There’s another row hiding underneath.
You seem to have not noticed
The fin upon my back,
And if you ever met my family
There’s a good chance they’d attack.
I can tell that you adore me
And I really feel the same,
But deep down in my cartilage
I know I’d only cause you pain.
You may think me coldblooded
But I think it’s for the best.
I’d only break your heart
And probably tear apart the rest”
She drew away from me and I could tell
She didn’t understand
The poor girl had probably never seen
A shark who lived on land.
I said “I’m sorry”, brushed her hair back,
And “I hope we can stay friends”
But it’s probably for the best that
I never saw her again.

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dinosaurpoems:

Dating can be complicated when you are a shark

Yesterday a girl asked me out

While I was riding on the bus

Go and grab a coffee sometime

Just the two of us

I must say I was tempted

I guess it would have been a lark

But I’m an honest guy

So I told her I’m a shark

“I know you’ve been won over

By my dark eyes and white teeth,

But the truth my dear:

There’s another row hiding underneath.

You seem to have not noticed

The fin upon my back,

And if you ever met my family

There’s a good chance they’d attack.

I can tell that you adore me

And I really feel the same,

But deep down in my cartilage

I know I’d only cause you pain.

You may think me coldblooded

But I think it’s for the best.

I’d only break your heart

And probably tear apart the rest”

She drew away from me and I could tell

She didn’t understand

The poor girl had probably never seen

A shark who lived on land.

I said “I’m sorry”, brushed her hair back,

And “I hope we can stay friends”

But it’s probably for the best that

I never saw her again.

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