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DNA detective : molecular biologist Lydia Villa-Komaroff

Author: Elizabeth Arledge; WGBH Educational Foundation.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Publisher: Boston : WGBH Educational Foundation ; Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©1995.
Series: WGBH collection.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Lynda Villa-Komaroff, an associate professor of neurology at Harvard University, researches a protein which may be responsible for megalencephaly. As she approaches an experiment in which she has invested ten years' work, the profile offers a meditation on the value of failure as a tool in science and a vision of a successful woman scientist.
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Genre/Form: Biographical television programs
Biography
Educational television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Lydia Villa-Komaroff; Lydia Villa-Komaroff
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Arledge; WGBH Educational Foundation.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 32339432
Notes: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Originally broadcast on the PBS television program, Discovering women, in 1994.
Credits: Editor, Jim Austrausky ; camera, Ben McCoy ; music, Mason Daring.
Performer(s): Narrator, Michelle Pfeiffer.
Description: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: WGBH collection.
Other Titles: Discovering women.
Discovering women (Television program)
Responsibility: written and produced by Elizabeth Arledge ; WGBH Boston.

Abstract:

Lynda Villa-Komaroff, an associate professor of neurology at Harvard University, researches a protein which may be responsible for megalencephaly. As she approaches an experiment in which she has invested ten years' work, the profile offers a meditation on the value of failure as a tool in science and a vision of a successful woman scientist.

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