Item Details

The DNA Obsession [electronic resource]

Agency for Instructional Technology
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
One of the most important stories in genetics is the race to understand DNA. This intro-level program guides viewers through that story, focusing on the biological and chemical processes central to the transfer of genetic material. Beginning in the middle of the 19th century, the program describes how competing scientists in Europe and America zeroed in on the DNA molecule and determined its structure. Friedrich Miescher's identification of "nuclein," Frederick Griffith's pneumococcus studies, Joshua Lederberg's analysis of bacteria reproduction, and James Watson and Francis Crick's double-helix configuration highlight the obsession, rivalry, and collaboration that drive scientific discovery.
Release Date
2006
Run Time
30 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
9 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Nov. 11, 2006.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Series
Cracking the Code: The Continuing Saga of Genetics
Cracking the Code (New York, N.Y.)
Contents
  • Nucleic Acids (3:20)
  • DNA: The Molecule of the Gene (4:23)
  • Multidisciplinary Study of DNA (4:34)
  • Watson and Crick Identify the Structure of DNA (9:38)
  • Musical Tribute to Watson and Crick (1:54)
  • The Secret of Heredity (2:51)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2003.
Publisher no.
  • 36222s Films Media Group
  • 36225 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (30 min.) : sd., col., digital file + instructional materials (online)
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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