DNA: The Human Race (2003)
Producer: Massarella, Carlo; Dugan, David; Windfall Films
"In 1990, a massive enterprise was launched to decipher the ultimate instruction manual. The Human Genome Project soon turned into a race and a feud. This program tracks the tumultuous progress of the endeavor, detailing the scientific innovations that led to its completion as well as its political and economic impact. Exceptional graphics bring home the daunting task of sequencing the human genome. Among those who discuss the project are initial rivals Francis Collins and J. Craig Venter; Dr. John Sulston; Sir Alec Jeffreys, the discoverer of DNA fingerprinting; Nobel Laureates Fred Sanger and Jim Watson; and former President Bill Clinton." [description from cassette box] Series Description: "Fifty years ago, two unknown scientists ran into an English pub shouting that they had found the secret of life. Jim Watson and Francis Crick were not exaggerating. Narrated by Jeff Goldlum, this series looks back on the achievements that launched a new era in biology and human life itself. Along with an incredible array of renowned scientists, including five Noble Laureates, these programs use beautifully realized animations and reconstructions of key experiments to reveal the molecular basis of life in a way never seen before." [description taken from back cover]
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