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Title Cure from the crypt / produced by Naomi Lumsdaine
Published Sydney, New South Wales : ABC Commercial, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (26 min.)
Series Quantum
VAST: academic video online
Summary When a crypt containing 200 extraordinarily preserved bodies was discovered in 1994 in the Hungarian town of Vac, it caught the interest of a scientist fighting tuberculosis on the other side of the globe. This program presents the fascinating story of Professor Mark Spigelman, an Australian surgeon turned archaeologist who is using ancient DNA to contend with the biggest bacterial killer in the world today. In what many call the post-antibiotic era, Spigelman's unique genetic research has yielded encouraging results: all the tubercular mummies were missing a TB-resistant gene in their genome; those mummies without TB had the gene
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed July 10, 2014)
This edition in English
Subject Spigelman, Mark.
Gene therapy.
Mummies -- Hungary.
Tuberculosis -- Genetic aspects.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Burchfield, Geoffrey, narrator
Lumsdaine, Naomi, producer