Superbug, Be Gone

submitted by: danvas

A short documentary about a new strategy of combatting antibiotic resistance.

Invitation - Re-upload

submitted by: juliahos

A quick tour through the field of genomics, from simple to complex - an algal cell dividing, lyonization in a cat, and newborn genetic testing, among other topics. This is a re-upload.

sequence me

submitted by: labtricks
Set in the future when sequencing technology is readily available to the public, this short film follows the journey of a young man who decides to sequence his genome after his sister dies of a genetic disorder. We see the complexity of making this decision as he must choose exactly what he wants to find out about his genome, and in how much detail. However, once a genetic profile is compiled, life can become more difficult with this extra burden of knowledge. In this film, our protagonist...

Making a Baby

submitted by: ryewhiz

A couple is having difficulty conceiving a child. They visit a fertility clinic...

Epigenetic Landscapes

submitted by: BenPaylor
Conrad, a scientist at the University of Calgary, travels from Calgary to Vancouver to see his identical twin brother Hal. Hal is an alcoholic and has been admitted to the hospital with a failing liver. As Conrad and his cameraman drive through the Rockies, Conrad discusses with the cameraman the basics of epigenetics and how accumulated epigenetic changes can lead to differences between identical twins. The film aims to investigate the concept of “nature versus nurture” as described by...

A Brief Introduction to Genetics

submitted by: dmetzky
A Brief Introduction to Genetics is a short documentary film created using motion graphics as the main visual component. It is a film that explores the history of genetics & genomics and the underlying concepts that provide the foundational knowledge that today's research is built upon. The film describes the history of genetics, from Gregor Mendel, to concepts such as DNA and the genetic code. Having introduced the fundamental ideas of genetics, the film moves on to describe the current...

Genetic Contribution To Variation In Cognitive Function In Twins

submitted by: Koten

Genetic Contribution To Variation In Cognitive Function In Twins As Assessed With Functional MR Imaging.
This video shows that the brain activity patterns of MZ twins are more similar then brain activity patterns of siblings.

Fighting for Family

submitted by: heisman

Fighting for Family was produced with the aim of creating awareness in the many aspects of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. The viewer is introduced to concepts of mendelian inheritance and gene mutation. As told through the eyes of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer gene mutation carriers, the viewers are encouraged to probe their family histories to make important decisions for themselves and future generations.

Mito-Kids: Documenting Life

submitted by: karlina.lyons
Mito-Kids is the story of four teenage sisters who have grown up with disabilities that stem from mitochondrial disease, a chronic, genetic disorder that occurs when the mitochondria of the cell fail to function properly. This is an intimate and personal story that aims to increase the understanding of mitochondrial disease and its connection to epilepsy, diabetes, ALS, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Heart Disease and many other neurological disorders. Marc Dole is the father of these four young...

Progress and Promise in Huntington's

submitted by: CIRMTV

Huntington's disease (HD) is a genetic neurodegenerative disorder that typically strikes in a person's thirties and leads to death 10-15 years later. Through firsthand stories, this video describes the devastating impact of the disease on families, the inspirational power of patient advocacy, and the promise of stem cell research to find a cure.