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CLIP 6015

DNA and the Human Genome Project

DNA and the Human Genome Project
Key Info
  • DNA and the Human Genome Project
  • Duration: 04:42
  • A brief introduction to DNA with a computer graphic of the double helix stricture. The Human Genome Project is explained and screening for genetic diseases such as sickle cell anaemia and thalassemia is discussed. Detail is given regarding the genetic basis of these diseases. The concept of designer babies is also introduced.
  • Subject:



    Bio: Genetics

  • Keywords: DNA, Human Genome Project, genetic screening, genetic disease, designer babies, iScience
Ideas for use in class
  • The beginning of this clip could be used as a review of the structure of DNA. After watching it, students could be asked to explain what the Human Genome Project and genetic screening are. The end of the clip lends itself to beginning a discussion of the concept of designer babies.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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