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Title Atoms Alive: Recombinant DNA - Ep 6 Of 8
Published Australia : ABC3, 2014
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Summary Turns to human experimentation with DNA - moving genes around, recombinant DNA.. The ways and outcomes of transferring genes from one organism to another.. We begin with an explanation of restriction enzymes, the chemistry that makes recombinant DNA possible.. The gene gun is a crude way of transferring DNA.. Bacterial plasmid vectors are more sophisticated. They have resulted in biological products made like the production of human insulin via bacterial culture.. Gene therapy and cancer.. Applications in agriculture.Atoms Alive is a series about DNA and genetics, which has been produced to support the biology curriculum for upper secondary students.It seems incredible that all life on earth comes from the information held in a single kind of molecule. DNA is an immense molecule that can direct the fantastically complex chemistry of the cell, reproduce itself, and even self-modify to take advantage of new conditions. You could say that all the different forms of life, from earliest to modern, are simply the different disguises of DNA as it has tried out many containers for itself. How is it conceivable that a molecule made of only four types of building blocks can create such sophistication?
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2014-12-01 at 10:30:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Genetics -- Research.
Recombinant DNA.
Transgenic organisms.
Form Streaming video
Author Kelly, Karina, cast
Welborn, Tim, host
Whiffen, Vicky, host