DNA

Nanocrafter

Nanocrafter is a recently launched game about building nanoscale devices using small pieces of DNA. In the last decade, synthetic biologists have begun using the DNA mechanism of strand displacement, a predictable reaction occurring between three or more pieces of DNA, to produce everything from nanoscale computational circuits to mobile walkers capable of transporting payloads over DNA tracks

Journey of a Man (2003)

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Journey of a Man answers the question, "Where do we all come from?" Today, some six billion people are spread across the planet. But there was a time-not so long ago-when the human species numbered only a few thousand and their world was a single continent: Africa.

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2:00
Journey of a Man

Stronger than Steel

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They have a touch so feather-light, it can barely be felt on human skin. The vividly gold and black colored golden orb weaver spider is the largest web-making spider on the planet. These elegant and efficient arachnids can weave impressive webs up to three feet wide in less than an hour. And these spiders' silk-spinning abilities could have far-reaching implications for science and medicine.

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Stronger than Steel

Crime Scene Preservation (2007)

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In this program ALERT covers the comprehensive aspects of managing and securing a crime scene. From preserving evidence to carefully documenting and logging all presumed evidence. This program uniquely blends a role-playing scenario of a crime scene, with an actual case that was solved using DNA identification.

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High
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00:34
Crime Scene Preservation

Traits and Heredity (2006)

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This video explores the mystery of why the traits of some offspring resemble their parents and others do not. The concept of heredity is discussed, as is the process by which genetic material is passed on from one generation to the next. Some of the key breakthroughs in the field of genetics are also highlighted.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:14
Traits and Heredity

Cell Movement and Transport (2001)

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Topics: Structure and Behavior of the Plasma Membrane, Osmosis, Transport Proteins, Phagocytosis, Pinocytosis, Receptor Mediated Endocytosis, Golgi Function, Lysosomes and Hydrolytic Digestion, Microtubules, Cilia, Actin, and Myosin Motor Proteins.

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High
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00:15
Cell Movement and Transport

The Genetic Code and Its Translation (2001)

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Topics: The Protein Nature of Life, Protein Structure, Transcription, Translation and Protein Synthesis, Gene Regulation in Prokaryotes, Exons and Introns, Mutations, Renegade DNA—The Viruses.

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High
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00:15
The Genetic Code and Its Translation

DNA Replication, Mitosis and Cell Reproduction (2001)

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Topics: Chromosome Condensation, Mitosis Stages, Cytokinesis, Meiosis, Nucleotide Structure and Bonding, Replication Enzymes, Replicating the Strands, Topoisomerase and the Twisting Problem, Proofreading and Repair, Replication Review.

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High
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00:15
DNA Replication, Mitosis and Cell Reproduction

The Domains of Life (2006)

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The Domains of Life updates the five kingdoms classification scheme with the latest understanding of life’s organization based on DNA, fossil, and biochemical evidence. Concise animations and superb microscope footage of primitive cells show events that shaped life as we know it today.

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High
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00:35
The Domains of Life

Cracking the Code: The Continuing Saga of Genetics (2003)

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A comprehensive resource for teaching the history and new science of genetics. Both the history and social context of genetics is highlighted, so that viewers see the real-life applications of scientific endeavor. This DVD contains five 30 miinute programs; Peas in a Pod, Microscopes and Mutants, DNA Obsession, Gene Machine and The Seeds of a New Era.

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Middle
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02:30
Cracking the Code: The Continuing Saga of Genetics

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