The Language of Life: Understanding the Genetic Code DVD

United Learning

SKU: DC024147
Format: DVD
Grade Level:
Runtime: 25
Copyright: 1994

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This two-part program uses colorful animation and live action footage of living cells to introduce students to the genetic code: "The language of life". In Part One, the familiar structures of the English language are compared to the molecular language used by cells. Part Two covers the flow if information from DNA to protein in living cells. The example of a simple DNA gene that stores information for a small protein is used to explain this process. The process of genetic mutation, and its consequences to life on earth, is also presented.