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Charlie Rose Show
Nightly PBS interview program. Archives available by topic on their website. A few of the programs are listed below.
See also "Related Videos" on each page.
- A conversation with Francis Collins, Director, National Human Genome Research Institute, July 29, 2008.
- A discussion about personal genetics with David Agus, Co-Founder, Navigenics; Dean Ornish, President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute; and George Church of Harvard Medical School, July 29, 2008.
- A conversation with Craig Venter of the J. Craig Venter Institute about his successful effort to become the first human to have his genome mapped, January 9, 2007.
- A conversation with Francis Collins, the Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, about the completion of the mapping process of the human genome, April 15, 2003.
- Dr. Craig Venter of Celera Genomics and Dr. Francis Collins of the National Human Genome Research Institute discuss the recent announcement of the analysis of the mapping of the human genome, February 12, 2001.
- The Charlie Rose Science Series exploration of the advances being made in scientific research, their contribution to our understanding of the world around us, and how these breakthroughs may be applied to improving human health.
Talk of the Nation
National Public Radio's talkshow, Talk of the Nation, airs daily. Show
hosts interview scientists and experts on a myriad of topics including
genetics. Archives of their show, including tapes and transcripts, are
available at the Talk of the Nation website.
Some of the genetics programs are listed below.
- Complete Human Genome Sequence Revealed October 22, 2004
- Genome Hunters in the Sargasso Sea March 5, 2004
- Risks of Genetically Engineered Organisms March 5, 2004
- Gene Therapy Update Oct. 17, 2003
Howard University/DNA: The Tavis Smiley Show May 28, 2003
Biology of Aging May 9, 2003
- Genes & Behavior May 2, 2003
The DNA Revolution: Fifty Years after Watson and Crick, the New Questions in Genetics April 2003
Structure Anniversary - a look back at the discovery, and at
what it has meant to science and to the
(February 28, 2003)
Venter January 31, 2003
Therapy/Open Source Software January 17, 2003
Franklin / Ballistic Fingerprinting October 25, 2002
on Therapeutic Cloning May 17, 2002
March 16, 2001
Technology Change What it Means to be Human? February 22, 2001
Owns the Human Genome? February 12, 2001
the Genome January 19, 2001
World Countries and Genetically Modified Crops December 27, 2000
Bacteria and Microbial Genomics October 27, 2000
Biotech Food October 20, 2000
Mendel and Modern Genetics September 22, 2000
Genome June 26, 2000
Conversation with James Watson June 2, 2000
Modified Salmon and Other Foods May 12, 2000
Man and Cloning April 28, 2000
Patents March 24, 2000
Modified Organisms / Genetics Update February 4, 2000
Therapy January 21, 2000
Patents October 29, 1999
in the Courtroom October 8, 1999
of Genetically Modified Crops August 13, 1999
Modified Crops May 21, 1999
Mullis May 21, 1999
Y Chromosome May 7, 1999
X Chromosome April 30, 1999
Sampling March 23, 1999
March 5, 1999
Cells/HIV Vector January 29, 1999
Genome December 18, 1998
Files/Ethical and Legal Issus November 13, 1998
Folding October 23, 1998
News June 19, 1998
Lake City Remote/Genetics Research May 15, 1998
Cloning January 9, 1998
of Aging September 5, 1997
February 24, 1997
of Complex Traits February 14, 1997
Therapy May 24, 1996
Update November 15, 1996
Morning Edition and All Things Considered
National Public Radio's daily morning and afternoon news shows
- Genetically Altered 'Marathon Mice' Created in Lab Aug. 26, 2004
- DNA Used to Extend Time to Prosecute Rapes Aug. 24, 2004
- Chimp, Human DNA Maps Reveal Big Role of Tiny Changes May 27, 2004
- Reading Genes for Disease Series May 2004
- Human Diseases Mirrored in Rat Genome March 31, 2004
- Genetic Ethics: 'Against Perfection' March 28, 2004
- Scientist Finds Undersea Genetic Treasures: Interview with Craig Venter March 5, 2004
- Researchers Structure Virus DNA in Record Time Nov. 13, 2003
- Rough Draft of Dog Genome Released Sept. 25, 2003
- Scientists Decipher Y Chromosome June 19, 2003
- Gene Bank for African Americans Sept. 10, 2003
Hail Completion of Human Genome Map April 15, 2003
the Double Helix: A 50-Year Anniversary - James
Watson and Francis Crick -- in a true "eureka" moment --
identified the double-helix structure of the molecule DNA, informing
for decades to come. (February 28, 2003)
and Serial Killer Search (February 4, 2003)
Share Nobel Prize for Work on Cell Genetics (October 7, 2002)
DNA (May 10, 2002)
Use of DNA - Virginia's DNA Database (March 8, 2001)
Sounds - go inside a cell with sounds and pictures (February 2001)
Monkeys January 11, 2001
Mission Accomplished?; and Genome
Reading June 26,
Futurism June 26, 2000
Evidence May 25, 2000
Fly February 18, 2000
Testing Discrimination Executive Order February 18, 2000
- Genome: a 3-part series
Congressional Testimony About Genomics
Genomics and Genetic Epidemiology: General Principles and Application to Disease Studies Courses provide a detailed introduction for physicians and PhD investigators who are interested in learning more about the broad field of genomics and genetic epidemiology.
April 2003 Scientific Symposium: From Double Helix
to Human Sequence - and Beyond
The DNA Files
Recipient of the 2001
Peabody award and a 2000
Silver Baton DuPont-Columbia University television and radio award
Is our fate in our genes? The genetic revolution affects us every day:
our health, our food, our families. The DNA Files explains how.
Join host John Hockenberry on a radio journey through the world of genetics.
Details about the programs are available at this web
The DNA Files first aired nine (1-hour) documentaries
on National Public Radio stations beginning in November 1998. In November
2001 the series returned with five new programs and five short features.
Audio clips from both series are on The DNA Files Web
site, where free transcripts and interactive scenarios from the 1998
series are downloadable. Tapes
can be ordered from the same page. These programs were sponsored by the
US Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, and the Alfred
P. Sloan Foundation.
- DNA The Code of the Wild
- Planet of the Bugs: The Neverending Tale of DNA and Infectious Diseases
- Life: How to Make a Cosmic Omelet
- The Search for the Fountain of Youth: The Genetics of Aging
- Prescription for Conflict: Genetic Medicine
2001 Short Features
- The Human Cloning Race
- Tissue Rejuvenation
- Life in Hell
- Hospital Superbugs
- Low-Mow Lawns
provided our site with five segments from the DNA Files. Listen to the following:
- The Human Genome Project: Mapping the Future
- Gene Therapy: Medicine for Your Genes
- DNA & Behavior: Is Our Fate in Our Genes?
- Genetics & Biotechnology: DNA in the Marketplace
- Prenatal Genetic Testing: Do You Really Want to Know Your
- Predictive Genetic Testing: Do You Really Want to Know
- LAW & The Genetics of Aging: The Science of DNA
- Genetics of Human Evolution: Where Did We Come From?
Where Did We Go?
- Plants, Animals, and Transgenics: A Tomato By Any Other Name
The Human Genome Project: Exploring Our Molecular
Video documentary and
online multimedia material in English and Spanish designed for high
school students and teachers as well as the general public. Produced by
the NIH NHGRI in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy Human
Genome Program and others.
Sequence and Analysis of Working Draft Published in
Special issues of Science (Feb. 16, 2001) and Nature (Feb.
15, 2001) contain the working draft of the human genome sequence. Nature
include initial analysis of the descriptions of the sequence generated
by the publicly sponsored Human Genome Project, while Science publications
focus on the draft sequence reported by the private company, Celera Genomics.
Discovering the Double Helix
An online lecture by Dr. James Watson, President of Cold Spring Harbor
Laboratory. Dr. Watson recounts events that led up to the discovery of
the double helix structure of DNA in 1953. A link to the presentation
is at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Website.
Genes and Society: Impact of New Technologies on
Law, Medicine, and Policy
View the CD-ROM of the 2000 conference Genes
& Society: Impact of New Technologies on Law, Medicine & Policy sponsored
by the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics. Speakers include
Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer on "Genetic Advances and Legal
Institutions" and Harold E. Varmus, MD on "The Challenge of Making Laws
on the Shifting Terrain of Science." Videos
and audios of speakers. Media of other conferences are at the ASLME
Multimedia web site.
Other American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics-Sponsored
Practical Application of Genetics: What the Genomics Revolution Means
to You and Your Company and Legal Challenges in Genetics and Reproductive
NIH NHGRI Billion Base Pair Celebration
The Billion Base Pair Celebration
Tuesday, November 23, 1999. This is a webcast of an event held to celebrate
the completion of the sequencing of the rough draft of the first billion base
pairs of the human genome. Featured speakers are Bruce Alberts, President, National
Academy of Sciences and early planner of the Genome Project; Francis Collins,
Director, NHGRI; Secretary of HHS, Donna Shalala; Secretary of Energy, Bill
Richardson (Total Running Time: 01:09:45 Bandwidth: 146 Kbps)
Informatics Meets Genomics
--White House Millennium Evening
Informatics Meets Genomics
is the WebCast of the Eighth in a series of Millennium Evenings held at
the White House. The meetings were held to explore technologies and issues
of the next century. The event featured Dr. Vinton Cerf, Senior Vice President
of Internet Architecture and Technology at MCI WorldCom and known as the
Father of the Internet, and Dr. Eric Lander, Director of the Whitehead
Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research. Together with President and
Mrs. Clinton, Dr. Cerf and Dr. Lander led a discussion on the advantages
and challenges posed by the increasingly powerful developments of information
technology and genetic research, and knowledge about our own natural information
system. (Tuesday, October 12, 1999; Total Running Time: 02:09:22; Bandwidth:
146 Kbps) Note: Audio is slow to start.
Scientists try to build a better chromosome
about artificial chromosome research.
Understanding the Genome: Technological and Mathematical
the Genome: Technological and Mathematical Challenges was the title
of a 1998 conference. Lectures from this conference are presented in both
video and slide form. Scroll down to Understanding the Genome, then click
on individual speakers. Topics covered include
- David Botstein Of Genes and Genomes
- Elbert Branscomb Comparative Genomics: What, Why, Problems and Challenges
- Phil Green Genome Sequence Assembly
- David Haussler Using Hidden Markov Models for Biosequence Analysis: Recent Tests
and New Methods
- Leroy Hood Future Mathematical Challenges Posed by the Systems Analysis of Genomes
- Robert Lipshutz Genes, Chips, and Genomes
- Pavel Pevzner Gene Hunting Without Genomic Sequencing: the Twenty Questions
Game with Genes
- David Siegmund Statistical aspects of gene mapping
- Donna Slonim Mining Gene Expression Data
- Gary Stormo Uncovering Regulatory Networks Using Pattern Recognition Algorithms
- Ellen Wijsman Statistical and Computational Contributions to Gene Mapping: History and Current Developments
A User's Guide to Genetics: The Medicine of the
Campus on the Mall
--an online lecture series sponsored by the NIH National Genome Research
Institute and the Smithsonian Institution. Topics covered include
- Genetic Medicine of the Future: the Human Genome Project and Beyond
- Everything You Need to Know about Genes
- Personality Genes
- Mapping and Sequencing: Transcribing the Human Genetic Recipe
- Genetics of Cancer
- Genetics of Rare Diseases
- Gene Therapy
- Genetic Testing: a Personal View
PBS Online News Hour
Genetics, Ethics, and Theology
Counterbalance interviews with Francis Collins and Ted Peters on Genetics, Ethics, and
These interviews are part of Counterbalance's Science
and Religion project. Counterbalance is a non-profit educational organization
working to promote counterbalanced perspectives on complex issues. Their work
is featured many places including PBS Online and is funded by donations and
the Adrian M. Wyard Charitable Trust.
Human Genetics Webcast
Howard Hughes Medical Institute 1998
lectures exploring the genetics of cardiovascular disease and the
role of the kidney in hypertension.