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The Double Helix

Episode 5 of 5

Duration:
15 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 29 January 2010

Dr Mark Lythgoe, Director of the Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging, tells the untold story of medical imaging and why uncovering our inner selves changed the world.

The famous twisting simplicity of the Double Helix has captivated architects and designers ever since it was first discovered by Watson and Crick. Mark Lythgoe examines the cultural impact of this iconic image and assesses the implications its discovery has had on crime fiction.

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