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Part 4: The Gene Machine

Year

2003

Producer

Medicinema Ltd

Country of Origin

Canada

Duration

00:30:00

Product Code

MEC03005000

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Description

We follow the steps by which the discovery of the double helix in 1953 quickly led to our understanding of how a gene produces a protein, using messenger RNA as the intermediary. The basics of transcription and translation are clearly explained using creative animation. This episode also covers the next leap forward - recombinant DNA or genetic engineering - and the initial alarm that this caused in the 1970s among the scientists themselves, which led to public protests against this new technology. Once these initial fears were dispelled, both the biotech industry and the new revolution in DNA technology began in earnest.

Key Product Data

Production Year
2003

Duration
00:30:00

Producer
Medicinema Ltd

Country Of Origin
Canada

Level
Middle Secondary to Professional

Product Code
MEC03005000