5 out of 5 people found the following review useful:
Very well done documentary about DNA
siderite from Romania
2 January 2007
First of all, my high grade also reflects: 1) there are very few
documentaries related to DNA that aren't completely childish 2) there
are no comments on this documentary yet, so I have to assume that it
wasn't viewed by many people either.
But the film itself is very good. It is comparable with Stephen
Hawking's Universe, only it involves the inner universe. The 5 one hour
parts take us from the very beginning of the idea of DNA to the latest
advances in the field and the possible future.
Jim Watson in particular is at the center of the film, since he is part
of the two men team that found out the structure of DNA and, thus, how
it works. He is now an old man with eccentric ideas and radical
scientific concepts. I hear he wrote a book and I intend to read it as
soon as possible.
Bottom line: really worth watching. It describes in accessible, but not
idiotic, terms what DNA is, what it does and what we can do with it.
And it is also not afraid to show ideas that are controversial at the
moment, like how stupid the reasons against GMOs are or eugenics.
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