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DNA: Playing God (2003)

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This program tells the story of genetic engineering's pioneers and the controversy surrounding it. Focuses on the race to synthesize insulin and genetically modified crops. Includes interviews with leading biochemists and molecular biologists.

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High
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00:57
DNA: Playing God

DNA: The Human Race (2003)

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Examines the Human Genome Project and tracks the progress, including the scientific innovations which lead to its completion. Includes a discussion of its political and economic impact of the project. Includes interviews with scientists involved with the project.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:57
DNA: The Human Race

DNA: Curing Cancer (2003)

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Tells the story of how a small group of scientists have developed radical new ways of treating cancer on the genetic level. Focuses on two pioneering efforts: one that isolated the gene linked to breast cancer, and the other which eventually lead to the anti-cancer drug Gleevec, used in the treatment of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:57
DNA: Curing Cancer

DNA: Pandora's Box (2003)

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Nobel Laureate Jim Watson gives a guided tour of the future of genetic engineering. Looks at the eugenics movement and genetic selection for families with children that have disabilities. Discusses scientists that speak out in favor of to the manipulation of DNA to benefit humans, and those scientists who fear the risks of losing genetic variation and "playing God."

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:57
DNA: Pandora's Box

Teenage Depression & Suicide (2004)

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This informative series empowers teenagers to make responsible decisions by providing them with honest and realistic information and an accessible scientific foundation upon which to base them. Students get an in-depth look at the most prominent drugs and teen health issues of the day, as well as an understanding of the history of the drugs that currently populate the nation's landscape.

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00:23
Teenage Depression & Suicide

Steroids (2004)

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Examines the use of illegal anabolic steroids and steroidal supplements, profiling case studies that provide a comprehensive overview of the detrimental effects these drugs can have. Vivid animations and expert testimony shed light on what is happening to the mind and body of a steroid user.

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Middle
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Length: 
00:23
Steroids

Hallucinogens (2004)

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This informative series empowers teenagers to make responsible decisions by providing them with honest and realistic information and an accessible scientific foundation upon which to base them. Students get an in-depth look at the most prominent drugs and teen health issues of the day, as well as an understanding of the history of the drugs that currently populate the nation's landscape.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Hallucinogens

Alcohol & Alcoholism (2004)

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Viewers learn about the dangers of alcohol abuse and the signs and symptoms of alcohol dependence, while the many factors involved in the disease of alcoholism are highlighted. Whether it is beer, wine or liquor, alcoholic beverages all belong to a class of drugs known as depressants and use can lead to dependence and addiction.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Alcohol & Alcoholism

Tranquilizers & Other Depressants (2004)

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Introduces students to the history of drugs like barbiturates, benzodiazepines and other substances known as "date rape drugs." Compelling animations explain the effects they have on the chemistry of the brain and the body.

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Length: 
00:23
Tranquilizers & Other Depressants

Cocaine & Crack (2004)

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This informative series empowers teenagers to make responsible decisions by providing them with honest and realistic information and an accessible scientific foundation upon which to base them. Students get an in-depth look at the most prominent drugs and teen health issues of the day, as well as an understanding of the history of the drugs that currently populate the nation's landscape.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Cocaine & Crack

Club Drugs (2004)

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This informative series empowers teenagers to make responsible decisions by providing them with honest and realistic information and an accessible scientific foundation upon which to base them. Students get an in-depth look at the most prominent drugs and teen health issues of the day, as well as an understanding of the history of the drugs that currently populate the nation's landscape.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Club Drugs

Inhalants (2004)

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It's tragic, but true: Sniffing readily-available household products kills. "Inhalants" explains the dangers of breathing in toxic substances with animations and graphics that illustrate what happens to the brain and body when it is exposed to poisons.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Inhalants

Marijuana (2004)

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Explores the physical consequences of abuse as well as the controversy surrounding its medicinal uses. Animations give viewers an in-depth look at the short- and long-term impact that marijuana has on the brain. Interviews with users and experts explain the crippling effect that marijuana can have on the motivation, memory and future of even the most casual user.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Marijuana

Alcohol: Teenage Drinking (2004)

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Advertising portrays alcohol consumption as fun, relaxing, romantic, exciting and adventurous. Yet, alcohol is the most abused drug in the world, and one that is often abused by teens with tragic consequences. In this program, students will get the facts on how alcohol affects the brain and body, with vivid animations explaining how drinking impairs motor skills and judgment.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Alcohol: Teenage Drinking

Methamphetamine & Other Stimulants (2004)

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What are stimulants? Where do drugs like methamphetamine come from? And what happens to the body and mind of someone who abuses them? This compelling video answers these questions and more with first-person accounts from young addicts and leading experts. Students get an in-depth look at the effects stimulants have on the body, while examining the deadly consequences of methamphetamine use.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Methamphetamine & Other Stimulants

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