The Secret of Life (2003)
Producer: Glover, David; Dugan, David; Windfall Films
"A half-century ago, three teams with three different approaches raced to unravel the structure of DNA. This program blends extensive interviews and firsthand narration with extraordinary graphics to tell the compelling story of how the perhaps unlikely duo of Jim Watson and Francis Crick won that race. Many of the principal figures in the quest discuss their frustrations and insights, including Nobel Laureates Watson and Crick, Maurice Wilkins, and Linus Pauling's son, Peter." [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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