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Mutations [electronic resource]: Changing the Code

Video Education Australasia
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Some of the most fascinating research in genetics today involves mutagens-physical, chemical, and biological agents capable of altering the structure of DNA. This program looks at the characteristics and behavior of mutagens and shows how they are prevalent in the world around us-for example, in the form of UV radiation, cosmic rays, and some radioactive isotopes, as well as synthetic chemicals and natural mutagens that may arise during the metabolism of certain foods. Viewers learn how mutagens either act directly on DNA or produce chemicals that cause rearrangements of the genetic code-leading, in some cases, to cancer and inherited disease.
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23 min.
10 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Aug. 03, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Changing the Code
  • What Are Mutations? (6:34)
  • What Is a Mutagen? (4:15)
  • How Do Mutagens Work? (3:51)
  • Carcinogens and Cancer (3:27)
  • Detection of Mutagens (3:55)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2009.
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41103 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (23 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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