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Cracking the code of life

Author: Robert KrulwichElizabeth ArledgeJulia CortFrancis S CollinsJ Craig VenterAll authors
Publisher: [Boston] : WGBH Boston Video, [2004].
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Document : Partial animation : NTSC color broadcast system   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This documentary examines the complex race to decode the human genome. Examines the work of, and contains interviews with: Francis Collins, director of the National Center for Human Genome Research; J. Craig Venter, head of its rival, the private Celera Genomics; and the Whitehead Institute's Eric Lander, one of the leaders of the Human Genome Project.
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Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Francis S Collins; J Craig Venter; Eric S Lander; Francis S Collins; Eric S Lander; J Craig Venter
Material Type: Document, Partial animation, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Krulwich; Elizabeth Arledge; Julia Cort; Francis S Collins; J Craig Venter; Eric S Lander; Clear Blue Sky Productions.; WGBH Video (Firm); WGBH Educational Foundation.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
ISBN: 1593751699 9781593751692
OCLC Number: 55507398
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced for the PBS television program Nova in 2001.
Special DVD-ROM features: teaching materials in pdf format, link to Nova website.
Credits: Photographers, Ben McCoy, Erich Roland ; editors, Caren Myers, Doug Quade ; music, Ray Loring.
Performer(s): Correspondent, Robert Krulwich.
Description: 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC; letterboxed; pdf files and video files require appropriate software.
Contents: 1. Introduction to the Human Genome --
2. Corporate Sponsors and Credits: Cracking the Code of Life --
3. DNA: Secret of Life --
4. Structure and Chemical Function of DNA --
5. Human Genome Project --
6. Tay-Sachs Disease --
7. Genome Revelations --
8. Machines and DNA Identification --
9. Competition for Genome Project --
10. New Equipment/New Problems --
11. Machine Reads Base Pairs --
12. Whose Genome? --
13. Human Ancestors --
14. One Billion Base Pairs --
15. Patented Gene Sequences --
16. Big Money in Genetic Patents --
17. Science as Business --
18. Privately Owned Human Genome? --
19. Finding Cures --
20. DNA/RNA and Proteins --
21. Protein Variables --
22. Unusual Disease Course --
23. Genomes and Proteomes --
24. Competitiveness Between Two Labs --
25. Human Genome Project: Impact on Human Lives --
26. Connection Between Genes and Disease --
27. Iceland: Unique Gene Pool --
28. Familial Arthritis --
29. Sanctity of Individual DNA? --
30. DNA Databases --
31. Gene Chips --
32. At Risk for Cancer --
33. Discovery of Cancer Gene --
34. Families That Carry BRCA --
35. Genetic Determinism --
36. Genetically New Human Creature? --
37. Human Genome Completed --
38. What Does the Gene Map Look Like? --
39. Humans: Extraordinary Beings.
Other Titles: Nova (Television program)
Responsibility: written and produced by Elizabeth Arledge and Julia Cort ; directed by Elizabeth Arledge ; a production of Nova/Clear Blue Sky Productions by Eilzabeth Arledge for WGBH/Boston.
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This documentary examines the complex race to decode the human genome. Examines the work of, and contains interviews with: Francis Collins, director of the National Center for Human Genome Research; J. Craig Venter, head of its rival, the private Celera Genomics; and the Whitehead Institute's Eric Lander, one of the leaders of the Human Genome Project.

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