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Title The human race [videorecording] / produced and directed by Carlo Massarella.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM ERC DVD  572.86 DNA  disc 2 epis.3-4  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description 1 videodisc (50 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Series DNA : series / producer, David Dugan ; episode 3
DNA (Television programme) ; episode 3.
Notes Off-air recording of the ABC programme broadcast 28/07/05. Copied under Part 5A of the Copyright Act 1968.
Colour recording system: PAL ; Region all.
Contents Copyright notice: Commonwealth of Australia. Copyright Regulations. 1969. Warning.
Credits Editor, Paul Shepard.
Performers Narrator, Bernard Hill.
Summary In the early 1980s, scientists, like Sir Alec Jeffreys, began scrutinising human DNA for individual anomalies which could cause diseases, particularly hereditary. While investigating, he discovered 'DNA fingerprints' and its potential uses in forensics, immigration disputes and paternity cases. Then, in 1990 the Human Genome Project was launched with the mission to decipher the complete instruction manual of the human being. This catalogue of all the human genes, will be available to all on the internet. It is an epic endeavour, spanning five continents, costing billions and lasting over a decade. Having the human genome will transform science and medical practice; and many aspects of society, irrevocably. The Project sparked off an historic scientific conflict as two groups of scientists raced to be the first, the Human Genome Project vs. Celera, a private entreprise. It required the intervention of then U.S. President, Bill Clinton to broker a deal such that both parties could work towards a common goal of assembling as complete an image as possible.
Features prominent scientists involved in both the public and private projects. Amongst those on the public side are Fred Sanger and Jim Watson; while on the private, are Craig Venter and Celera. Presents their personal stories and footage of their works, including onsite visits. Shows the crucial role of computer technology in performing complex and arduous tasks, often humanly impossible.
Original Version First released: [London] : Windfall Films in association with Channel Four Television & Thirteen/WNET, c2003.
Language notes Closed-captioned in English.
System notes DVD
Local note ERC DVD copy is recorded with: Disc 2, episode 4. The mortal coil
ERC DVD copy is with disc 1, episode 1. The secret of life ; episode 2. Playing God -- disc 3. The future.
Other author Massarella, Carlo.
Shepard, Paul
Hill, Bernard, 1944-
Subject Jeffreys, Alec, Sir
Watson, James D., 1928-
Human Genome Project
Celera Diagnostics
DNA -- Research -- History
DNA fingerprinting -- History
Genetic engineering -- History
Genetic engineering -- United States -- History
Geneticists -- United States
Human gene mapping -- History
Human genome -- Research -- History
Molecular biologists -- United States -- Biography
Molecular biology -- History
Molecular genetics -- History
Variant Title DNA, the human race
Local series Mortal coil