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Decoding Ancestral Knowledge
Decoding Ancestral Knowledge

Nitrogen cycling by microbes in Native Hawaiian culture

Hawaiian microbiologist Kiana Frank takes us to a sacred fish pond and explains how traditional knowledge and microbiology can work together to help us understand how to care for and manage the land.
Electric Microbes
Electric Microbes

How Geobacter microbes produce electricity

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Trailblazing microbiologist Gemma Reguera introduces us to her favorite microbe, the electricity-producing Geobacter, and describes how her research opened the door to a new field of study: Electromicrobiology.
How to Kill a Superbug
How to Kill a Superbug

Fighting antibiotic resistance with phage therapy

Evolutionary biologist Paul Turner researches how phages can be used against drug resistant bacteria. He offers a glimpse into a future where we can outsmart and ultimately overcome the resilient superbugs that threaten public health.
Good Chemistry
Good Chemistry

Jennifer Doudna & Emmanuelle Charpentier's historic Nobel Prize for CRISPR

Charpentier and Doudna transformed science with their groundbreaking research on CRISPR. This film highlights their collaboration, the innovative experiments, and the inspiring process of scientific discovery.
Picture a Scientist
Picture a Scientist

The Fight for Gender Equity in Science

Chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Along the way, we encounter scientific luminaries - including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists - who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.
Human Nature
Human Nature

The story of CRISPR — the most important scientific discovery of the 21st century.

The scientific revolution called CRISPR gives humans the power to edit DNA, including our own. The implications are profound and infinite. Scientists are already curing diseases like sickle cell anemia. But how far should we go to change the fundamental nature of who we are as people?
The Most Beautiful Experiment
The Most Beautiful Experiment

Matt Meselson and Frank Stahl share the story of their groundbreaking experiment

Matt Meselson and Frank Stahl share how they devised the groundbreaking experiment that proved semiconservative DNA replication, what it was like to see the results for the first time, and how it felt to be at the forefront of molecular biology research in the 1950s.
The CRISPR Apostle
The CRISPR Apostle

Rodolphe Barrangou tells the story of his discovery that laid the groundwork for the gene editing revolution

The discovery that CRISPR functions as an immune system to protect bacteria against viral infection was made at Danisco, a company looking to improve yogurt production. Rodolphe Barrangou tells the story of his discovery, which laid the groundwork for the gene editing revolution.
Archaea and The Tree of Life
Archaea and The Tree of Life

These Microbes Changed Evolutionary Biology Forever

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Dipti Nayak, Ph.D., explains how the mysterious microbes known as archaea are helping scientists rewrite the Tree of Life.