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The secret of life

Author: David T SuzukiGraham CheddJames F GolwayAndrew LiebmanTim HainesAll authors
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities, ©1993.
Series: WGBH collection.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This 8-part series reveals how scientists' ability to decipher and manipulate human genes will transform medicine and perhaps the human race. It chronicles the scientific findings in molecular biology through tales of discovery, personal case studies and engaging histories. Using three-dimensional animation and special photographic techniques, the series reveals an unseen world and showcases how DNA, base pairs,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction television programs
Documentary television programs
Television programs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David T Suzuki; Graham Chedd; James F Golway; Andrew Liebman; Tim Haines; Christine Zurbach Wiser; Larkin McPhee; David Sington; Films for the Humanities (Firm); WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Chedd-Angier Production Company.
OCLC Number: 29296966
Notes: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Credits: Narrator: David Suzuki.
Description: 8 videocassettes (60 min. each) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Contents: Tape 1. The immortal thread / produced and directed by James F. Golway ; written by Graham Chedd and James F. Golway --
Tape 2. Accidents of creation / a production of Chedd-Angier in association with WGBH/Boston and BBC-TV ; written, produced and directed by Andrew Liebman --
Tape 3. Birth, sex and death / written, produced and directed by Tim Haines --
Tape 4. Conquering cancer / a production of Chedd-Angier in association with WGBH/Boston and BBC-TV ; written, produced and directed by Andrew Liebman --
Tape 5. The mouse that laid the golden egg / written, produced and directed by Paul Gasek --
Tape 6. Cell wars / written, produced and directed by Christine Zurbach Wiser --
Tape 7. Children by design / written and produced by Graham Chedd & Larkin McPhee ; directed by Larkin McPhee --
Tape 8. Who are you? / written, produced and directed by David Sington.
Series Title: WGBH collection.
Other Titles: Immortal thread.
Accidents of creation.
Birth, sex and death.
Conquering cancer.
Mouse that laid the golden egg.
Cell wars.
Children by design.
Who are you?
Responsibility: a production of Chedd-Angier in association with WGBH/Boston and BBC-TV ; executive producer, Graham Chedd.

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This 8-part series reveals how scientists' ability to decipher and manipulate human genes will transform medicine and perhaps the human race. It chronicles the scientific findings in molecular biology through tales of discovery, personal case studies and engaging histories. Using three-dimensional animation and special photographic techniques, the series reveals an unseen world and showcases how DNA, base pairs, genes, proteins, promoters and receptors work.

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