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Author: Bill Nye; Science Channel (Television network)
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©2006.
Series: Science Channel's 100 greatest discoveries.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Only a century or so old, genetics is now a cornerstone of the life sciences. This program presents 13 vital contributions to the field: Gregor Mendel's rules of heredity; Thomas Hunt Morgan's detection of chromosomal gene location; George Beadle and Edward Tatum's "one gene, one enzyme" concept; Barbara McClintock's discovery of transposons; the acceptance of DNA as the basis of genetic information; James Watson  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
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Juvenile films
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Nye; Science Channel (Television network)
ISBN: 9781421346908 1421346907
OCLC Number: 70327327
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Credits: Producer and director, Michael F. Fountain ; writer, Michael Angelella.
Cast: Host, Bill Nye.
Description: 1 DVD-video (46 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Title: Science Channel's 100 greatest discoveries.
Responsibility: Science Channel.

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Only a century or so old, genetics is now a cornerstone of the life sciences. This program presents 13 vital contributions to the field: Gregor Mendel's rules of heredity; Thomas Hunt Morgan's detection of chromosomal gene location; George Beadle and Edward Tatum's "one gene, one enzyme" concept; Barbara McClintock's discovery of transposons; the acceptance of DNA as the basis of genetic information; James Watson and Francis Crick's double helix; Marshall Nirenberg's genetic code; the discoveries of RNA, restriction enzymes, RNA splicing, and RNA interference; Alec Jeffreys' DNA identification technique; and the Human Genome Project. - Container.

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