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Streaming Media from CSUSM Library

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The CRISPR Revolution

Documentary about CRISPR, a new tool in the genetics laboratory that allows scientists to manipulate genetic materials with great precision. Run time: 52:01 

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Climate Activist Greta Thunberg on the Power of a Movement

"Although more Americans than ever are worried about climate change, less than 40 percent expect to make “major sacrifices” to tackle the problem. But according to Greta Thunberg, a Swedish teenager and climate activist, drastic action is exactly what's needed to address the problem. William Brangham sits down with Thunberg to discuss galvanizing young people across the globe to the climate cause."

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The Silver Bullet Microbiome - Little Helpers, Big Impact

"More microorganisms live in and on our bodies than our bodies have cells. Bacteria, fungi and viruses form our microbiome and its condition is crucial to our health. Our “lodgers” are responsible for a large part of our immune defences, protect our skin, and communicate with the brain, but above all, as what are known as “intestinal flora,” they facilitate our metabolism."

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

"Boasting an exceptional cast and production team, and based on Rebecca Skloot’s critically acclaimed 2010 nonfiction best-seller of the same name, this HBO Films drama tells the true story of Henrietta Lacks, an African- American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line, known as HeLa."

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How Coronavirus Changed the World in Three Months

"In just three months, the coronavirus has turned the world upside down. But how did it play out so quickly? We take a look back to where it all began – from its origins in south east Asia, to its acceleration across Europe and the US. As the infection rate increased and countries went into lockdown, people began to find imaginative and inspiring ways of coping with our new reality."

Online Videos

There are a number of freely available channels that provide reputable biology and science videos. Tip: Try searching YouTube or Vimeo by the title of your favorite journal publication to see if that journal also produces a streaming media channel. 


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The Journal of Visualized Experiments provides access to Research and Education videos. Browse their collection to enhance your understanding of scientific methods, concepts, and processes.