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Cutting and Splicing DNA [electronic resource]

Actuality Films (Firm)
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
This program presents a brief history of genetic science, from Darwin's theory of evolution through the discovery of DNA and the invention of gene splicing. Darwin hypothesized a theory, but understood nothing of the mechanism of evolution. The program follows the history of scientific understanding of the nucleus, chromosomes, and the location of hereditary information; explains the work of Gregor Mendel and Thomas Hunt Morgan; and features exclusive interviews with James Watson, who unravelled the secret of DNA's structure, and Stanley Cohen, who first spliced the gene and created contemporary cloning techniques. Spectacular computer animation displays the beautiful simplicity of the DNA molecule, and reveals how the gene was spliced.
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24 min.
11 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Aug. 04, 2007.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
The Life Revolution: On the Frontier of Biogenetic Engineering
Life revolution
  • Scientific Discoveries: Chromosomes and Genes (4:15)
  • Eugenics and the Third Reich (3:42)
  • Molecular Biology: DNA Discoveries (4:50)
  • Molecular Biology: DNA and Evolution (2:50)
  • Molecular Biology: Gene Splicing (6:09)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2007], c1988.
Publisher no.
  • 33043s Films Media Group
  • 33044 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (24 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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