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Secrets of Life, The (Ri Christmas Lectures 2001)

Synopsis
To celebrate the publication of the draft sequence of the human genome in February 2001, Sir John Sulston of the Sanger Centre, Cambridge, was invited to give the RI Christmas lectures 2001 on human genetics. He explains how genetics is answering many of the fundamental conundrums of life - what is life? how to dumans develop? how much of who we are is controlled by our genes? why do we become ill? and what is the future of life on earth?
Series
Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2002
Year of production
2001
Notes
Broadcast on Channel 4 in daily parts from 26-30 December 2001
Documentation
Accompanying booklet ‘The Secrets of Life’ available separately from 4 Learning, price £4.95.
Accompanying website at www.channel4.com/genetics
Subjects
Biology
Keywords
genetics

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£19.99 each part £79.99 set
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
5 x 50 minutes
Year
2003

Sections

Title
What is life?
Synopsis
Explores the marvellous phenomenon of life from its origins to the present day.
Duration
50 mins
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Title
How do I grow?
Synopsis
Explores the miracle of life - how a body grows from a single cell into a body made up of one hundred million million cells.
Duration
50 mins
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Title
What am I?
Synopsis
Explores the passage of human evolution to discover how humans became the unique creatures they are today.
Duration
50 mins
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Title
Can we fix it?
Synopsis
Explores what can go wrong with human genes and how we are slowly learning how to fix them
Duration
50 mins

Title
Future of life?
Synopsis
The series of lectures concludes with an odyssey into the not too distant future, to explore what our growing power to control life will mean for our species and for human individuals.
Duration
50 mins
Distributors ref
1862159343

Distributor

Name

4 Learning

Email
http://www.channel4learning.com/support/corporate/4l_contact.jsp
Web
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Phone
0844 800 4445
Fax
0844 335 8871
Address
Channel 4 Learning
Codestorm House
Walton Road
Farlington, Hants
PO6 1TR
Notes
The educational broadcasting arm of Channel 4. The online shop sells educational DVDs and CD-ROMs for use in primary and secondary schools.

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