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Four short videos, each 3 minutes long, for an exhibit about the science of the Human Genome to be shown at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
2013-05-14 23:39:23 GMT
2013-05-18 23:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) 
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Fixed - USD 500
8 minutes
English - USA and Canada
Senior Female OR Senior Male
• Phone Patch
There are no special pre-, post-, or production requirements for this project.
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Script Details

Custom Demo Required 
What makes identical twins identical? Why does red hair run in families? Why are some traits passed down from generation to generation?
For nearly 100 years, scientists had suspected that a single molecule found in every living cell could be the key. That molecule is deoxyribonucleic acid – or DNA.
By the 1940s, researchers determined that DNA carried the genetic information for each and every species. But they still had no clue as to what it looked like or how it functioned.
That changed in 1952, when this fuzzy picture gave us the first glimpse of the brave new world of the human genome. Taken by British scientist Rosalind Franklin, it marked a turning point in our understanding of DNA.
Many scientists at the time were vying to be the first to decipher DNA’s structure-- including James Watson and Francis Crick. The x-rays confirmed Watson and Crick’s idea that DNA had to have a regular, repeating twisting structure – a helix.
Far from a tangled mess, DNA’s structure was elegant and simple – a double helix that captivated the imagination of scientists and the public alike.
DNA is made up of only four chemicals, called nucleotides, and known by the chemical letters A, C, T, and G.
DNA is digital. Similar to how a computer uses only zeros and ones to create an infinite number of programs, DNA uses only these four chemicals to create the astonishing variety of life we see around us. Knowing our DNA code would provide the foundation for a whole new kind of human understanding
The motivation to sequence the entire human genome emerged from an unlikely place – the United States Department of Energy or DOE. During the 1980s, nuclear power was hotly debated, in part because of concerns about the impacts of radiation on human health – particularly genetic mutations.
The sequencing task was clear. But how to get there and who should lead the way? 
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