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)

High school senior Piper Otterbein has dyslexia, but it doesn’t define her. In a talk at TEDxYouth@CEHS, she shares the lesson that her difficulties with dyslexia have taught her — the best path in life is to harness the strengths you already have, rather than fixate on things you think you lack.

Watch the whole talk here»


“You’re going to fail. You have to adapt to failure. Be creative.”Brent Comstock, TEDxYouth@Hewitt

A quote from TEDxYouth@Hewitt, one of the 100 events that happened on Saturday and Sunday as part of TEDxYouthDay — our tribute to youth-driven ideas and innovation. 
Samantha Weintraub, one of our official TEDxYouthDay reporters, attended TEDxYouth@Hewitt and sent us this amazing quote, saying, "To spark an idea you have to dream big."
For more on the ideas shared at TEDxYouthDay, read our recap here.

“You’re going to fail. You have to adapt to failure. Be creative.”
Brent Comstock, TEDxYouth@Hewitt

A quote from TEDxYouth@Hewitt, one of the 100 events that happened on Saturday and Sunday as part of TEDxYouthDay — our tribute to youth-driven ideas and innovation.

Samantha Weintraub, one of our official TEDxYouthDay reporters, attended TEDxYouth@Hewitt and sent us this amazing quote, saying, "To spark an idea you have to dream big."

For more on the ideas shared at TEDxYouthDay, read our recap here.