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Gene Code, The

Synopsis
Two-part documentary in which Dr Adam Rutherford explores the consequences of one of the biggest scientific projects of all time, the decoding of the entire human genome in 2000. In Part 1 THE BOOK OF LIFE, he discovers that every human carries the entire story of life on earth hidden in his or her DNA and sees how we are all linked directly to the origins of life and to the first creatures with backbones. He also investigates the implications of the fact that for much of its existence, the human race was an endangered species. In Part 2 UNLOCKING THE CODE, Adam shows how decoding the genome has led us to begin to understand the very process by which our DNA makes us different; how it makes each one of us on earth unique and influences who we are and the traits we have. He reveals how, as we try and understand the relationship between who we are and our genes, we stand at the beginning of the most exciting scientific journey of all time.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2011
Year of production
2011
Notes
Broadcast in two weekly parts, on BBC4 beginning 18/4/2011
Subjects
Biology
Keywords
genetic code; human biology; human genome

Credits

Contributor
Adam Rutherford

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£12.50
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
120 minutes
Year
2012

Production Company

Name

Open University

Sponsor

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
NB. As of May 2016 Open University Worldwide are no longer distributing DVDs. They have posted this message on their website: ‘Unfortunately Open University Worldwide Limited has decided that product sales are no longer viable given the reduced funding to Higher Education institutions and diminishing demand for the products we have traditionally stocked. At present the Open University Students Association (OUSA) will continue to sell the "Good Study Guide", and we are in discussion with other possible distributors to continue to make The Open University’s products available for purchase. As soon as we have any information on other channels of distribution we will update this notice’. Some products are still available via second hand dealers on Amazon.co.uk

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