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Greatest Discoveries with Bill Nye Genetics DVD

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It took 150 years to progress from Mendel's experiments with peas to the complete sequencing of the human genome. Host Bill Nye explores why certain traits are passed through families and species. The video also features discoveries related to DNA and its role as the chemical basis of genetic information as well as being a set of instructions for making the essential proteins of life.

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It took 150 years to progress from Mendel's experiments with peas to the complete sequencing of the human genome. Host Bill Nye explores why certain traits are passed through families and species. The video also features discoveries related to DNA and its role as the chemical basis of genetic information as well as being a set of instructions for making the essential proteins of life.

Nye explains that RNA is the messenger that carries the instructions from living cells to enable protein production. Nye visits FBI headquarters in Washington, DC, where DNA becomes personal.

The discovery that DNA sequences are unique to each individual ushered in the era of criminal forensics, playing an important role in courtrooms ever since. Close-captioned. 45 minutes. 2005.

 
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