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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: James Watson, the Double Helix and Today's DNA Mysteries

TED Conferences LLC
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
James Watson and Francis Crick's 1953 discovery of DNA's double-helix structure paved the way for the astounding breakthroughs in genetics and medicine that marked the second half of the 20th century. How did they do it? Watson - a Nobel Laureate and former head of the Human Genome Project - opens TED2005 with the frank and funny story of how he and Crick hit upon the structure of DNA and then goes on to talk about "what makes me tick now."
Release Date
2007
Run Time
20 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
10 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on January 28, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Double Helix and Today's DNA Mysteries
James Watson
TED Talks
Contents
  • James Watson's Formative Years (1:47)
  • The Essence of Life in Digital Form (1:43)
  • DNA and X-Ray Crystallography (1:32)
  • Don't Build Any More Models (2:07)
  • Still in the Game (1:59)
  • Getting the Model Right (1:55)
  • The RNA Tie Club (2:06)
  • Cracking the Code (1:51)
  • DNA Biopsies (1:55)
  • Autism (1:14)
  • Schizophrenia (1:40)
  • Credits: TEDTalks: James Watson - The Double Helix and Today?s DNA Mysteries (0:06)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2007.
Publisher no.
48078 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (20 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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