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DNA. The secret of life

Author: David M GloverDavid DuganJeff GoldblumJames D WatsonFrancis CrickAll authors
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, [2004], ©2003.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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First in a five-part series. A half-century ago, three teams with three different approaches raced to unravel the structure of DNA. Blends interviews and commentary with graphics to tell the story of how Jim Watson and Francis Crick won that race. Researchers discuss their frustrations and insights, including Watson and Crick, Maurice Wilkins and Linus Pauling's son, Peter. With computer animation and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: James D Watson; Francis Crick; Maurice Wilkins; Rosalind Franklin; Francis Crick; Rosalind Franklin; James D Watson; Maurice Wilkins
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David M Glover; David Dugan; Jeff Goldblum; James D Watson; Francis Crick; Maurice Wilkins; Peter Pauling; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Windfall Films (Firm); Channel Four (Great Britain)
OCLC Number: 64227209
Notes: A Windfall Films production for Thirteen/WNET New York in association with Channel Four.
DVD version of a segment in the PBS television series.
Introduction (1 min.) and credits (3 min.) separate from main program (53 min.).
Credits: Executive producer, Beth C. Hoppe ; series producer, David Dugan ; camera, Chris Morphet, Bob Hanna ; editor, Joe Bini ; music, Max de Wardener.
Performer(s): Narrator, Jeff Goldblum.
Description: 1 videodisc (57 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD format. Dolby digital.
Contents: Unraveling the secret of life --
Three teams: and the race begins --
Watson and Crick: down but now out --
X marks the spot: hints of the helix --
Singular discovery of the double helix --
Deconstructing DNA from code to flesh --
Great minds, future puzzles: scientists today.
Other Titles: Secret of life
DNA (Television program)
Responsibility: produced and directed by David Glover.

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First in a five-part series. A half-century ago, three teams with three different approaches raced to unravel the structure of DNA. Blends interviews and commentary with graphics to tell the story of how Jim Watson and Francis Crick won that race. Researchers discuss their frustrations and insights, including Watson and Crick, Maurice Wilkins and Linus Pauling's son, Peter. With computer animation and microphotography.

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