Genetic Videotapes

Comprehensive Annotated List

Genetics Education Center, University of Kansas Medical Center

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A DAY AT ASSOCIATION FOR CHILDREN WITH DOWN SYNDROME (ACDS), Association for Children with Down Syndrome, 2616 Martin Avenue, Bellmore, NY 11710, 1990.
Subject: Down Syndrome
Audience : middle, secondary, teacher
Annotation: Made especially as a student/volunteer training tape. It shows a typical day at the Association's preschool.
 
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF BONNIE CONSOLO, Arthur Barr Productions.
 
A DIFFERENT KIND OF BEGINNING (ENGLISH/SPANISH), Association for Children with Down Syndrome, 2616 Martin Avenue, Bellmore, NY 11710, 1981.
Subject: Down Syndrome
Audience : secondary, teacher, adult
Annotation: Demonstrates the independence and capabilities individuals with Down Syndrome can achieve as seen in various settings; including, early intervention programs, schools and on the job.
 
A LOOK AT HUMAN X INACTIVATION, Hunt Willard, PhD.
 
A NEW LIFE, Films for the Humanities and Sciences, P.O. Box 2053, Princeton, NJ 08543, 1987.
KU #: gx843
Subject: reproduction
Audience : middle, secondary, teacher, adult, professional
Annotation:  Events that lead from the fertilized cell to a human baby. Using film of fetuses in the womb, explains how the familiar human shape is "sculpted" out of the basic cell mass, what controls the timing of the various stages of fetal development, and the responses of the fetus to its environment.
 
A PLAN FOR LIVING, Lawren Productions, Inc., 930 Pitner Ave., Evanston, IL 60202, 1987.
Subject: parenting handicapped children
Audience : professional, adult
Annotation: Family and marital stress develops due to the presence of a three-year-old handicapped child. The subject of genetic counseling is considered, and what it can and can not do. A new plan for living emerges as Nick and Debbie learn to love and accept each other and both their children.
 
A PROTEIN PRIMER, 1960.
KU #: 28
Subject: protein synthesis
Annotation: Protein synthesis demonstrated using student actors, colored balloons (aa), puff of smoke (tRNA), rolling bodies (ribosomes).
 
A SCHOOL DAY IN THE LIFE OF A VISUALLY HANDICAPPED CHILD, Pennsylvania State University.
 
A SMALL IMPERFECTION - #306, Ruth Gold, WGBH Distribution.
 
A SPECIAL LOVE, Association for Children with Down Syndrome, 2616 Martin Avenue, Bellmore, NY 11710.
Subject: Down Syndrome
Audience : middle, secondary, teacher
Annotation: A candid video of a 10 year old brother playing with his six year old sister with Down Syndrome. The brother describes his perceptions of mental retardation and his feelings toward his sister.
 
A VIDEOGUIDE TO (DIS)ABILITY AWARENESS, Aquarius Productions, Inc., 5 Powderhouse Lane, P.O. Box 1159, Sherborn, MA 01770.
Subject: Disabilities, Awareness
 
AFP SCREENING, Golden Door Productions, 10th & Parker, Berkeley, CA 94710.
Annotation: Through use of animation, live action and personal interview, explains what AFP screening is and how the testing of the mother's blood can be a step in identifying certain defects in the unborn baby.
 
AFP: THE FIRST STEP, Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Annotation: Explains the MSAFP test through a doctor/patient interaction. Includes a brief introduction to AFP and an explanation of what happens if there is a positive high or low result. Technical quality is fair.
 
ALCOHOL & PREGNANCY: THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL ON THE UNBORN FETUS, Media Resource Center, 1987.
Annotation: A pediatrician and geneticist explain the effects of alcohol on the unborn child through a series of embryology slides. Historical aspects, incidence, identification and prevention for fetal alcohol syndrome and fetal alcohol effects are discussed. Intended audience: professionals and students.
 
ALCOHOL: CRISIS FOR THE UNBORN, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Education and Health Promotion Department, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605, 1979.
Annotation: 16 mm film or VHS video. Geneticist shows and discusses 3-year-old boy with FAS; psychologist compares his development with that of a normal 3 year old; film somewhat dated and limited in scope by showing only one affected child with IQ of 40, but excellent interview of parents with FAS child is worthwhile for the technique and content.
 
AMISH: FAMILY LEGACY, Coronet Film and Video, 108 Wilmot Road, Deerfield, IL 60015, 1987.
KU #: 5047C
Subject: population genetics
Audience : secondary, adult, teacher
Annotation: Discusses inbreeding, the founder effect, genetic drift and pedigree analysis. Cultural interests of the Amish are indirectly addressed. Directed at population genetics, limited attention is given to the clinical issues. Could be used as an introductory segment of a population genetics lecture in a human genetics course or the cultural factors segment of a behavioral science course. A film guide is provided for the instructor.
 
AMNIOCENTESI CVS Spanish
Am Med Communic, Infotronics, Houston, Texas, 800.992.2040, ~ $27.00
Subject:  amniocentesis and chorionic villi sampling for prenatal diagnosis
Audience:  secondary, adult, professional
Annotation:  Describes amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling, detection of chromosomal abnormalities and other genetic disorders. Illustrates how each procedure is performed, what to expect before, during and after. Compares advantages and limitations of each method, reviews risks and benefits. Alpha-fetoprotein testing for detection of neural tube defects discussed, and use of amniocentesis during later pregnancy to evaluate fetal lung maturity.
 
AMNIOCENTESIS AND CHORIONIC VILLUS SAMPLING, Milner Fenwick, Inc., 2125 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093, 1993.
KU #: 101
Subject: prenatal diagnosis
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
Annotation: Explains the chromosomal basis of inheritance and genetic basis of particular birth defects such as down syndrome and cystic fibrosis, as well as prenatal diagnostic tests available for detection of such genetic birth defects.
 
AMNIOCENTESIS AND ULTRASOUND IN PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS, McMaster University, Medical Center Dr., Ron Davidson Programme in Human Genetics, P.O. Box 2000, Station A, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5, 1991.
Subject: prenatal genetic counseling
Audience : secondary, adult, teacher, professional
 
AMNIOCENTESIS...A PARENT'S CHOICE, Communication Resources.
 
AMY-ON-THE-LIPS, Coronet Film & Video, 1982.
Annotation: Adapted from Disney's full-length feature 'Amy,' focuses on society's changing attitudes and the issues surrounding education for the handicapped.
 
AN INTRODUCTION TO DNA AND PROTEIN SYNTHESIS, Carolina Biological Supply Company, 2700 York Road, Burlington, NC 27215.
Annotation: Overview of what DNA is, what RNA is, the types of RNA, and how protein synthesisworks.
 
AN INTRODUCTION TO HEREDITY, National Geographic Society.
 
ANGELMAN SYNDROME "LOVE IN ANY LANGUAGE," Learning Resources and Communications, TV Division, Box 7-16, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610.
Subject: Angelman Syndrome
Audience : adult, teacher
Annotation: Best used in support groups and to educate people who have little knowledge about this syndrome. The video may also provide professionals with a perspective on what it is like for people with this syndrome.
 
ANNE: A YOUNG WOMAN WITH MORQUIO SYNDROME, Yale University School, of Medicine Genetics Department, 333 Cedar St., New Haven, CT 06510.
Subject: Morquio Syndrome
 
APPLICATION AND METHODOLOGY OF FISH, Lauren Jenkins, PhD, PSRGN Conference.
KU #: 94
Subject: FISH
 
APPROACHING THE FUTURE: CYSTIC FIBROSIS IN ADULTHOOD.
KU #: 53
Subject: cystic fibrosis
Annotation: Living with Cystic Fibrosis, Employment, Dating and Marriage, Mortality: Single Patients, Spouses of Patients, General Group Discussions of their own mortality, and Birthday Party.
 
 
ASSOCIATION OF CYTOGENETIC TECHNOLOGISTS MEETING, ACT, 1992.
KU #: 95
Subject: cytogenetic technology
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
 
AUTOSOMAL ABNORMALITIES, University Park Press, 300 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.
 
AUTOSOMAL DOMINANT DISORDERS, University Park Press, 300 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.
 
AUTOSOMAL DOMINANT INHERITANCE, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Education and Health Promotion Department, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605.
 
AUTOSOMAL RECESSIVE DISORDERS, University Park Press, 300 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.
 
AUTOSOMAL RECESSIVE INHERITANCE, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Education and Health Promotion Department, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605.
 
BACTERIAL TRANSFORMATION VIDEO-LAB, Ward's Natural Science Establishment, Inc., 5100 West Henrietta Road, P.O. Box 92912, Rochester, NY 14692-9012, 1995.
KU #: 193 W 2141
Audience : secondary, adult
Annotation: Includes an introduction to the field of biotechnology and to the principles and practice of the procedure. Shows complete detail of every procedural step using live documented techniques.
 
BARBARA MCCLINTOCK: PIONEER OF MODERN MEDICINE, Ward's Natural Science Establishment, Inc., 5100 West Henrietta Road, P.O. Box 92912, Rochester, NY 14692-9012, 1995.
KU #: 193 W 1000
Audience : secondary
 
BARBARA REMKUS REPORT ON THE KRISCHES AND DR. HORTON, WDAF-TV Channel 4, 1983.
KU #: 79
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
 
BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO DNA RESEARCH, Mimi Rietsch, M.S., Genetic Counseling Program, 124 Front St., Binghamton, NY 13905, 1992.
Subject: DNA Research
Audience : secondary, adult, teacher
Annotation: How scientists study the messages of DNA, how these messages work and why things go awry. Offers a very good explanation of molecular biology techniques which include very well done visual aids, analogies.
 
BETWEEN JOY AND SORROW.
Subject: Families with special children
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
Annotation: Helps individuals become more sensitive to the needs of families with special children. Particular attention is paid to the emotional rollercoaster of grief. Appropriate for professional development as well as in education of medical staff and parent groups.
 
BIOCHEMICAL BASIS OF BIOLOGY: DNA AND PROTEIN SYNTHESIS, Carolina Biological Supply Company, 2700 York Road, Burlington, NC 27215, 1987.
KU #: 93
Subject: biochemical biology
Audience : secondary
 
BIOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF SEXUALITY, Harper and Row Publishers, Inc.
 
BIOTECHNOLOGY: A SCIENCE TOOL FOR THE FUTURE, Ward's Natural Science Establishment, Inc., 5100 West Henrietta Road, P.O. Box 92912, Rochester, NY 14692-9012.
KU #: 193 W 3030
Audience : secondary
Annotation: Decipher some intimidating terms in biotechnology with colorful visuals that illustrate how science of the future is enhancing agriculture of today. Topics include genetic engineering, recombinant DNA technology, embryo transfer, and tissue culture.
 
BIOTECHNOLOGY: ON THE CUTTING EDGE, Ward's Natural Science Establishment, Inc., 5100 West Henrietta Road, P.O. Box 92912, Rochester, NY 14692-9012, 1995.
KU #: 193 W 0102
Audience : secondary, adult
 
BLISSYMBOLICS PREVIEW, OWL/TV.
KU #: 73
Subject: disabilities
Annotation: Blissymbolics is a language developed nearly 20 years ago for severely disabled people who cannot otherwise communicate. This is the story of how a 13-year-old, Rachel Zimmerman, persevered to develop a computer program to help Bliss users. Rachel tests her work with two young Bliss users and finds out she has many problems to solve, but she vows to keep on working. With study guide.
 
BLUEPRINT FOR LIFE, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Education and Health Promotion Department, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605.
 
BLUEPRINTS IN THE BLOODSTREAM - #502, Ruth Gold, WGBH Distribution.
 
BODY MATTERS, BBC Television, 1987.
KU #: 62
Subject: testicular feminization
Annotation: Television program on testicular feminization, interview with elderly woman with condition leading normal life, married, adopted 2 children.
 
BORN DYING, 1983.
KU #: 3
Subject: trisomy 18
Annotation: Presents the issue of withholding life-saving treatment from seriously ill handicapped newborns. Traces this dilemma through the eyes of a couple who are suddenly confronted with the birth of a daughter who has a probable diagnosis of Trisomy 18 syndrome. Promotes discussion of ethical/legal variables, but does not advocate a specific position. Teaching guide included.
 
BORN HOOKED, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Education and Health Promotion Department, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605.
 
BRITTLE BONES, Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation.
Annotation: People with OI tell about their experiences and feelings while they are shown in many different activities of their daily lives, from going to school to spending time in a hospital to flying an airplane. Focuses on four individuals: a baby, a preschooler, a school-age child, and an adult. Medical personnel talk about symptoms, genetics, orthopedic management, and research. Appropriate for almost any audience, including schools and colleges.
 
BSCS: GENES AND SURROUNDINGS, Kendall/Hunt, 2460 Kerper Boulevard, P.O. Box 539, Dubuque, IA 52004-0539.
Annotation: Filmstrip/cassette with junior high BSCS unit lesson.
 
CANCER: A GENETIC DISEASE, Coronet Film and Video, 108 Wilmot Road, Deerfield, IL 60015, 1987.
KU #: 5048C
Subject: cancer
Annotation: Focuses on environmental aspects of cancer, with clear, simple explanations of oncogenes; Hiroshima and Nagasaki are emphasized; neglects major genetic cancers and role of genetics in prevention.
 
CARE TODAY, CURE TOMORROW,(CYSTIC FIBROSIS), Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6000 Executive Boulevard, Suite 309, Rockville, MD 20852.
KU #: 31
Subject: cystic fibrosis
Annotation: Information about Cystic Fibrosis. Interviews with affected individuals.
 
CAREERS IN MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES, American Society of Clinical Pathology.
KU #: 70
Subject: careers
 
CAROL JOHNSTON, Coronet Film & Video, 1980.
Annotation: Born with one arm, Carol Johnston nevertheless became a champion gymnast. This moving film includes footage of both the private Carol, coping with college life, and the public Carol, performing in a nationally televised competition and dealing with a knee injury that occurs on film.
 
CELL DIVISION AND THE LIFE CYCLE (2 PARTS), HRM Science.
 
CELL LIFE CYCLE AND MITOSIS, University Park Press, 300 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.
 
CELL-A-VISION, Barbara J. Perry, Stafford Middle School, Plattsburgh, NY 12901, 1994.
KU #: 112
Subject: basic genetics
Audience : middle, secondary, teacher
 
CHANGING GENETIC MESSAGES, National Geographic Society.
 
CHARLEY'S STORY, University of Connecticut.
KU #: 64
Subject: ectodermal dysplasia
 
CHARLY, Films, Inc.
 
CHEMISTRY OF HEREDITY I, Milner Fenwick, Inc., 2125 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093.
Annotation: Structure of DNA is carefully examined as well as purine and pyrimidine bases of nucleotides and base pairing rules.
 
CHEMISTRY OF HEREDITY II, Milner Fenwick, Inc., 2125 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093.
Annotation: Details the mechanism of DNA demonstrating how proteins are produced from amino acids. Describes how amino acids are linked, how DNA transcribes to RNA and what messenger RNA, transfer RNA and ribosomal RNA do during protein synthesis. Also describes how all the components interact to form a mature protein.
 
CHILDREN AT RISK: ALCOHOL AND PREGNANCY, Health Sciences Consortium.
 
CHILDREN BY DESIGN, Films for the Humanities and Sciences, P.O. Box 2053, Princeton, NJ 08543, 1994.
KU #: GX4336
Subject: medical advances and technology
Audience : teacher, adult, professional
Annotation: This program, from the Secret of Life series, covers some of the ways that biogenetic engineering will affect the medical decisions we make: a couple is determined that their next child will be free of the CF gene, so they join in an experiment in which the fertilized egg is tested - and possibly rejected; a mother must decide whether to take a test that may tell her she has inherited Alzheimer's disease - and may have passed it on to her children; parents decide whether or not their child will be the first person to receive gene therapy. These are just a few of the extraordinary choices created by the current state of genetic engineering.
 
CHILDREN OF EVE.
 
CHILDREN OF HOPE, Films, Inc.
 
CHILDREN OF THE FUTURE, Britannica Film & Video.
Annotation: Journey through the interior of a cell, learning the basic principles of genetics and discovering that scientists can now repair, replace and even alter our genes.
 
CHORIONIC VILLI SAMPLING, 1987.
KU #: 8
Subject: prenatal diagnosis
Annotation: Discusses chorionic villi sampling as a procedure for prenatal fetal diagnosis.
 
CHROMOSOMAL ABNORMALITIES - THE AUTOSOMES, Milner Fenwick, Inc., 2125 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093.
 
CHROMOSOMAL ABNORMALITIES - THE SEX CHROMOSOMES, Milner Fenwick, Inc., 2125 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093.
 
CHROMOSOMAL ABNORMALITIES: RECIPROCAL AND ROBERTSONIAN TRANS, University of Texas, Health Science Center.
 
CHROMOSOMAL BASIS OF HEREDITY, Milner Fenwick, Inc., 2125 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093.
Annotation: Clearly illustrates the chromosomal basis of heredity. Traces the history of the chromosomal theory, describes how gene pairs separate in the sex cell, explains how chromosomes are passed from parent to child, shows what happens to chromosomes during meiosis, and demonstrates the constancy of mitosis.
 
CHROMOSOMAL ERRORS, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Education and Health Promotion Department, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605.
 
CHROMOSOME BANDING TECHNIQUES, Milner Fenwick, Inc., 2125 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093.
 
CHROMOSOME MOVEMENT SET, Carolina Biological Supply Company, 2700 York Road, Burlington, NC 27215, 1985.
Annotation: Twenty color frames. Illustrative set of electron micrography depicting the structures and functional aspects of chromosomes and the spindle apparatus. The dynamic equilibrium model and sliding microfilament hypothesis are presented. Printed guide included. High school or college.
 
CHROMOSOME STRUCTURE IN THE INTERPHASE NUCLEUS, Carolina Biological Supply Company, 2700 York Road, Burlington, NC 27215.
Annotation: Through electron microscopy and biochemical techniques, the molecular structure of chromatin fibers and nucleosomes is examined. Structural and functional relationships between DNA, histones, and nonhistone proteins are presented as experimental evidence supporting current models.
 
CHROMOSOMES - GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS, Milner Fenwick, Inc., 2125 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093.
 
CLOCKWORKS, Coronet Film & Video, 1981.
Annotation: Taunted and misunderstood because he has Down Syndrome, 12-year-old Scotty proves to be an able assistant to a clock repairman who has taken an interest in him. Scotty is played by a boy who actually has Down Syndrome.
 
CLOWN WHITE, Coronet Film & Video, 1981.
Annotation: Jason, a hearing impaired child, doesn't wish to communicate, but on a bus trip to thecity he sees a pair of mimes. This is the catalyst that allows him to break through the wall of isolation and silence.
 
COMFORTING YOUR SERIOUSLY OR CHRONICALLY ILL CHILD, Aquarius Productions, Inc., 5 Powderhouse Lane, P.O. Box 1159, Sherborn, MA 01770.
Subject: Parenting Ill Children
 
CONFRONTING THE KILLER GENE (NOVA SERIES), Coronet Film & Video.
KU #: 20
Subject: Huntington disease
Annotation: Children of parents affected by Huntington's Disease, a hereditary disordercharacterized by nervous deterioration and certain death, have a 50/50 chance of themselves falling prey. But potential carriers need not languish in uncertainty--a new laboratory test now leaves them with the choice to discover their own fate. NOVA examines the implications of this new test and focuses on four individuals, including well-known musician Arlo Guthrie, who are all faced with a decision: to test or not to test.
 
CONGRATULATIONS. AN INTRODUCTION TO DOWN SYNDROME FOR PARENTS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS, New Challenges, 96 Ogden Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605.
Subject: Down Syndrome
Audience : adult
Annotation: For new parents which addresses some of the most commonly asked questions about raising a child with Down Syndrome.
 
CURRENT THEORIES ON CHROMOSOME MOVEMENT, Carolina Biological Supply Company, 2700 York Road, Burlington, NC 27215.
Annotation: Presents the three current models of chromosome movement during mitosis: the slidingmicrotubule hypothesis, the dynamic equilibrium model, and the sliding microfilament hypothesis. Experimental observations supporting each model are discussed.
 
CYSTIC FIBROSIS, Altschul Group Corporation, 1560 Sherman Ave, Suite 100, Evanston, IL 60201, 1994.
Subject: cystic fibrosis
 
CYSTIC FIBROSIS, CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION, 6000 Executive Boulevard, Suite 309, Rockville, MD 20852.
 
CYSTIC FIBROSIS, Films for the Humanities and Sciences, P.O. Box 2053, Princeton, NJ 08543, 1989.
KU #: GX2195
Subject: CF
Audience : teacher, adult, professional
Annotation: Cystic fibrosis in the most common genetic killer. In the past, most children with thedisease died by the age of 20; today a variety of antibiotics are helping some to live into their 40s. This program looks at how families cope with the uncertainties accompanying the disease and thedaily therapies it requires.
 
CYSTIC FIBROSIS - EVERY KINDA PEOPLE, St. Mary's Hospital Medical School, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, London, UK, 1992.
KU #: 51
Subject: cystic fibrosis
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
Annotation: This video is shown to those individuals who have tested positive as a carrier for CF,and to their family members, as part of a community-based carrier screening project.
 
CYSTIC FIBROSIS CARRIER TESTING: THE CHOICE IS YOURS, Macro International Inc., 8630 Fenton St., Suite 300, Silver Spring, MD 20910, 1992.
KU #: 61
Subject: cystic fibrosis
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
Annotation: Suggested audience reproductive-age men and women considering CF carrier screening. Long version is 15 min.
 
CYSTIC FIBROSIS: HERE TOMORROW, Behavioral Sciences, Media Lab, 1980.
KU #: 5
Subject: cystic fibrosis
Annotation: Cystic Fibrosis: symptoms, problems, treatment.
 
CYSTIC FIBROSIS: TODAY AND TOMORROW.
KU #: 4
Subject: cystic fibrosis
Annotation: Information about symptoms, prognosis, and research for Cystic Fibrosis.
 
CYTOGENETICS LAB PROCEDURES, 1988.
KU #: 7
Subject: chromosomes
 
CYTOGENETICS UNIT ONE: CELL LIFE CYCLE AND MITOSIS, Educational Images, Limited.
Annotation: Describes cellular components, specifically nuclear components. Presents detaileddescription of each phase of mitosis. Clearly verbalized objectives, review sections, and quizzes are included. High school or college.
 
DADDY'S GIRL, Carle Media, 110 West Main, St. Urbana, IL 61801.
Subject: Down Syndrome
Audience : secondary, adult, teacher
Annotation: Stars a 12 year old actress with Down Syndrome. Dina Lev portrays Nancy, a girltrying to deal with her divorced father's inability to accept the fact that his daughter has Down Syndrome.
 
DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE, PREDICTIVE TESTING PROGRAM - TESTING FOR A CANCER SUSCEPTIBILITY GENE, Dana-Farber Institute, 44 Binney St., 3A Mayer, Boston, MA 02115, 1992.
Subject: predictive cancer testing
Audience : professional, teacher
Annotation: Discussion of how current technology can aid in determining possible cancersusceptibilities in certain at risk families. Has a brief description of genetics, inheritance, mutationalevents (referred to as susceptibilities) and how these events apply to cancer genetics.
 
DAVID, Filmmaker's Library, Inc.
Annotation: 28 minutes. About a 28-year-old with Down Syndrome who is an accomplished swimmer and skater.
 
DECISIONES PRENATALES: AMNIOCENTESIS, Attesa Enterprises, 14201 Gain Street, Arleta, CA 91331, 1991.
Subject: prenatal diagnosis
Audience : secondary, teacher, adult, professional
Annotation: A couple visits a genetic counselor to discuss amniocentesis. Includes clear discussion of indications for testing, origin of chromosome defects, amniocentesis procedure (including reference to early amniocentesis), options before and after testing, questions commonly asked by patients, and more. Includes synopsis of script in English.
 
DECISIONES PRENATALES: AMNIOCENTESIS Y CVS, Attesa Enterprises, 14201 Gain Street, Arleta, CA 91331, 1991.
Subject: prenatal genetic counseling
Audience : secondary, teacher, adult, professional
Annotation: Includes all of the issues discussed in the videotape "Decisiones Prenatales:Amniocentesis" plus discussion of the CVS procedure (transcervical and trans-abdominal), and comparison between amnio and CVS. Includes synopsis of script in English.
 
DECODING THE BOOK OF LIFE, Films for the Humanities and Sciences, P.O. Box 2053, Princeton, NJ 08543, 1989.
Subject: DNA
Audience : secondary, adult, teacher
Annotation: Nova Series
 
DECODING THE BOOK OF LIFE (SERIES), Coronet Film & Video, 1989.
KU #: 9
Subject: DNA
Annotation: NOVA. Explores the ambitious worldwide study that hopes to map in exact detail the entire range of human genes. Ethical, social and economic abuses inherent in such a vastundertaking.
 
DEMENTIA, Media Service Librarian, A.W. Calhoun Med.
 
DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF POLYGENIC DISORDERS, University Park Press, 300 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.
 
DIAGNOSIS OF HIDDEN CONGENITAL ANOMALIES, Milner Fenwick, Inc., 2125 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093.
 
DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT, AND SCREENING OF MENDELIAN DISORDERS, University Park Press, 300 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.
 
DIAGNOSTIC AMNIOCENTESIS: INDICATIONS AND TECHNIQUE, Health Sciences Consortium.
 
DNA AND RNA: DECIPHERING THE CODE OF LIFE, Carolina Biological Supply Company, 2700 York Road, Burlington, NC 27215.
Annotation: 4 filmstrips, narrative cassettes, teacher's guide. Students gain an understanding of the experiments that led to the Watson-Crick double-helix model by examining the historical framework. The roles of DNA and RNA in protein synthesis are described.
 
DNA AND THE EVIDENCE FOR EVOLUTION, Films for the Humanities and Sciences, P.O. Box 2053, Princeton, NJ 08543, 1981.
Annotation: Explains the evolutionary process by focusing on nucleic acids. Basic information about molecular duplication and protein synthesis is presented. The impact of one base change in DNA is discussed. High school.
 
DNA SCIENCE: TECHNIQUES FOR THE TEACHING LAB, Carolina Biological Supply Company, 2700 York Road, Burlington, NC 27215, 1993.
Subject: laboratory techniques
Audience : middle, secondary, adult
 
DNA SEQUENCING - ELECTROPHORESIS TAPED TECHNOLOGIES.
Annotation: The electrophoresis method utilized thin denatured polyacrylamide gels to fractionate single-stranded DNA reaction products. Besides showing a gel made with a conventional single buffer system, a sequencing gel using a buffer gradient system is also done to increase the amount of readable sequence. Aspects of interpreting and troubleshooting a sequencing gel are discussed in the video.
 
DNA SEQUENCING VIDEO-LAB, Ward's Natural Science Establishment, Inc., 5100 West Henrietta Road, P.O. Box 92912, Rochester, NY 14692-9012, 1995.
KU #: 193 W 2143
Audience : adult
Annotation: Covers the theory and practice of DNA sequencing, and interprets the results of a sequenced piece of DNA.
 
DNA: REPLICATION AND MITOSIS, Ward's Natural Science Establishment, Inc. 5100 West Henrietta Road, P.O. Box 92912, Rochester, NY 14692-9012, 1995.
KU #: 193 W 6452
Audience : middle, secondary
 
DO YOU KNOW MARFAN, National Marfan Foundation, 1984.
Annotation: Informative tape including frames from the National Marfan Foundation Biennial Meeting 9/8/84, and the interview program, 'People are Talking.' Fast-paced and informative.
 
DO YOU KNOW MARFAN? (SYNDROME), 1984.
KU #: 10
Subject: Marfan syndrome
Annotation: Interviews with individuals with Marfan Syndrome. Information about the condition -- characteristics, treatment, research, prognosis.
 
DON'T BE SURPRISED, National Down Syndrome Society, 666 Broadway, Suite 810, New York, NY 10012.
Annotation: Features four high-functioning adults with Down Syndrome. Each discusses his life, achievements and goals in a panel discussion.
 
DONAHUE SHOW: PROGERIA, 1990.
KU #: 38
Subject: Progeria
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
 
DOWN SYNDROME: A PARENT'S PERSPECTIVE, Aquarius Productions, Inc., 5 Powderhouse Lane, P.O. Box 1159, Sherborn, MA 01770.
Subject: Down Syndrome
 
DOWN'S SYNDROME: THE PARENTS PERSPECTIVE, University of Texas, Health Science Center.
 
DR. TERRY JOHNSON, Kansas State University, Cancer Research, 1986.
KU #: 65
Subject: cancer
Annotation: Cancer research DNA workshop
 
DWARFISM: SALLY JESSE RAPHAEL SHOW, 1990.
KU #: 38
Subject: short stature
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
 
DYSTONIA, Behavioral Sciences, Media Lab.
Annotation: Captures experiences of six individuals whose afflictions encompass varying degrees of severity. Provides basic information for health-care professionals.
 
EHLERS-DANLOS FIRST NATIONAL CONFERENCE, Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation.
Annotation: Tape of conference slide presentation.
 
ELEMENTARY GENETICS, Carolina Biological Supply Company, 2700 York Road, Burlington, NC 27215.
Annotation: 2 color filmstrips and narrative cassettes. Looks at the beginnings of genetic study by Gregor Mendel. Covers simple Mendelian genetics, and concludes with a discussion of probabilities.
 
ENZYME DEFECTS AND DNA, Milner Fenwick, Inc., 2125 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093.
 
ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN MOLECULAR MEDICAL GENETICS, University of California, San Francisco, 1991.
KU #: 96
Subject: ethics
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
 
EVERY KID IS SPECIAL SERIES, Kaplan School Supply Corp.
 
EVOLUTION BY DNA: CHANGING THE BLUEPRINT OF LIFE, Document Associates, Inc. and Hobel Leit.
 
EXPLODING THE MYTH ABOUT MENTAL RETARDATION, Lawren Productions, Inc., 930 Pitner Ave., Evanston, IL 60202, 1987.
Subject: mental retardation, myths
Audience : adult, professional
Annotation: Misconceptions abound regarding developmental disabilities, and have obstructed progress in realizing the potential of persons so handicapped. This film demolishes the "myths".
 
EXPLORING THE SCIENTIFIC AND HUMANISTIC DIMENSIONS OF THE HGP (Teacher), MCET, 38 Sidney Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, 1994.
KU #: 107
Subject: HGP
Audience : secondary
 
FACE FACTS: UNDERSTANDING FACIAL DISFIGUREMENT, ORBITAL
 
HYPERTELORISM, Forward Face, 1991.
KU #: 56
Subject: facial disfigurement, Orbital Hypertelorism
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
 
FACE FACTS: UNDERSTANDING FACIAL DISFIGUREMENT: CLEFT LIP / CLEFT PALATE, Forward Face, 1991.
KU #: 41
Subject: cleft lip / palate
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
Annotation: Description of condition, treatment, prognosis.
 
FACE FACTS: UNDERSTANDING FACIAL DISFIGUREMENT: CRANIOSYNOSTOSIS SEGMENT, Forward Face, 1991.
KU #: 43
Subject: facial disfigurement, craniosynostosis
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
 
FACE FACTS: UNDERSTANDING FACIAL DISFIGUREMENT: HEMIFACIAL MICROSOMIA, Forward Face, 1991.
KU #: 57
Subject: facial disfigurement, Hemifacial Microsomia
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
 
FACE FACTS: UNDERSTANDING FACIAL DISFIGUREMENT: TREACHER COLLINS SYNDROME, Forward Face, 1991.
KU #: 42
Subject: Treacher Collins syndrome
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
 
FAMILIES WITH SPECIAL-NEEDS CHILDREN, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Education and Health Promotion Department, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605.
 
FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME, Films, Inc.
 
FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME AND EFFECTS: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?, Altschul Group Corporation, 1560 Sherman Ave, Suite 100, Evanston, IL 60201, 1991.
Subject: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
 
FOR MY SISTER ELYSSA.
Subject: Tay-Sachs
Audience : secondary, adult
Annotation: View of a college-age woman who describes her sister's life. An M.D. explains the genetics of Tay-Sachs, how the disease affects a child, the test to determine carrier status and reproductive options. Contact GLaRGG office at 608/265-3543.
 
FORMATION OF SEX CELLS AND CHROMOSOME ABNORMALITIES -I, Teaching Films, Inc.
 
FORMATION OF SEX CELLS AND CHROMOSOME ABNORMALITIES -II, Teaching Films, Inc.
FRAGILE X (48 HOURS, with Dan Rathers), 1990.
KU #: 38
Subject: fragile x
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
FREE DIVE PREVIEW, OWL/TV.
KU #: 73
Annotation: Five disabled teenagers learn to SCUBA dive in a swimming pool, and then take a diving trip to the Cayman Islands. They describe what the experience means to them, and in so doing, help us understand what it feels like to be disabled in a world geared to able-bodied people. Their determination to succeed at diving has lessons for anyone who wants to overcome a problem. With study guide.
 
FROM CHANCE TO CHOICE: THE REVOLUTION IN MOLECULAR MEDICINE, PBS Video, 1320 Braddock Place, Alexandria, VA 22314-1698.
Annotation: segment of 'Health Century' discusses how molecular biology is creating a revolution in genetics. Nobel laureates James Watson and Francis Crick are interviewed. Drs. Thomas Caskey and Arthur Beaudet of Baylor College of Medicine define their work in human gene therapy.
 
FROM CONCEPTION TO BIRTH, Films for the Humanities and Sciences, P.O. Box 2053, Princeton, NJ 08543, 1994.
KU #: GX4155
Subject: reproduction
Audience : middle, secondary, teacher, adult, professional
Annotation: Actual in utero photography, augmented by microscopy and computer graphics, follow the development of the human being from conception to birth: the blood vessels develop, the heart begins to beat, arms and legs re formed, in the fourth month fingernails can be detected, in the sixth month the face is formed, in the seventh month the lungs are able to function alone.
 
FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION: GENETIC COUNSELING, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Education and Health Promotion Department, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605.
Annotation: Filmstrip or slide set. Explains medical genetics through the use of specific examples. Inherited diseases illustrate the different modes of inheritance. High school.
 
FRONTLINE DOCUMENTARY: BETTER OFF DEAD?, PBS Video, 1320 Braddock Place, Alexandria, VA 22314-1698, 1984.
Annotation: Well produced and integrated TV documentary addressing ethical issues regarding treatment of severely handicapped newborns; a number of emotionally charged cases/parent interviews and professional commentaries are shown in a point-counterpoint format.
 
FULL TIME JOB, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Education and Health Promotion Department, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605.
 
FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF GENETICS: THE HOWS AND WHYS OF INHERITANCE, The Center for Humanities.
Annotation: Begins with an examination of Mendel's plant experiments. Illustrates the principles of dominant and recessive genes. Patterns of inheritance are covered. The discovery of sex chromosomes is used to introduce students to the experimental basis for the chromosome theory of inheritance. Sex determination, sex-linked characteristics and mutations are discussed in depth.
 
GAMETOGENESIS AND MEIOSIS, University Park Press, 300 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.
 
GAUCHER'S DISEASE: COPING, CARING AND SEARCHING FOR A CURE, Gaucher Foundation, 1980.
KU #: 11
Subject: Gaucher disease
Audience : teacher, adult, professional
Annotation: Interview with affected individuals, treatment, symptoms, research.
 
GENES AND HEREDITARY DISORDERS, Churchhill.
KU #: 18
Subject: heredity
Annotation: Modern genetic counseling can provide vital information for family planning. Using animation and live action, this film describes how genes, chromosomes, family background and environmental factors can affect fetal health.
 
GENES AND PROTEIN SYNTHESIS, Milner Fenwick, Inc., 2125 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093.
 
GENES, GENERATIONS AND SOCIETY: ABOUT HUMAN HEREDITY, Cenatre for Human Genetics, U.Z. Gasthuisberg Herestraat 49 3000 Leuven Belgium Leuven, 1996.
Audience : secondary, adult
 
GENETIC AMNIOCENTESIS: GUIDELINES FOR PATIENT INFORMATION, Health Sciences Consortium.
 
GENETIC COUNSELING, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Education and Health Promotion Department, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605.
Annotation: Explains medical genetics in easy terms so young people can learn to improve chances of having a healthy baby.
 
GENETIC COUNSELING, University of Houston.
KU #: 78
Subject: genetic counseling
 
GENETIC COUNSELING, University of Texas, Health Science Center.
 
GENETIC DISORDERS: AN OVERVIEW, Texas Dept. Mental Health Educ.
 
GENETIC DISORDERS: CHROMOSOMAL DISORDERS, Texas Dept Mental Health Educ.
 
GENETIC DISORDERS: SINGLE GENE -- AUTOSOMAL DOMINANT, Texas Dept Mental Health Educ.
 
GENETIC DISORDERS: SINGLE GENE -- AUTOSOMAL RECESSIVE, Texas Dept Mental Health Educ.
 
GENETIC DISORDERS: SINGLE GENE -- X-LINKED, Texas Dept Mental Health
 
GENETIC ENGINEERING, Ward's Natural Science Establishment, Inc., 5100 West Henrietta Road, P.O. Box 92912, Rochester, NY 14692-9012, 1995.
KU #: 193 W 1503
Audience : middle, secondary
 
GENETIC ENGINEERING: PROSPECTS FOR THE FUTURE (3 PARTS), Ward's Natural Science Establishment, Inc., 5100 West Henrietta Road, P.O. Box 92912, Rochester, NY 14692-9012, 1995.
KU #: 70 W 0980
Audience : middle, secondary
Annotation: Demonstrates how DNA works and how scientists are learning to manipulate it toward desired ends. Part 1: The New Era of Biotechnology Part 2: Putting Microbes to Work Part 3: The Promise and Danger of Genetic Engineering
 
GENETIC ENGINEERING: THE NATURE OF CHANGE, Math and Science Education Center, 8001 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, MO 63121, 1993.
KU #: 90
Subject: genetic engineering
Audience : secondary
 
GENETIC FIX, Agency for Instructional Technology.
Annotation: Focuses on genetic research and its ethical ramifications. Geneticist Dr. Jon Beckwith says that it is important for the public at large to understand the issues involved in genetic research, so that these techniques will be channeled to benefit people. Graphics, animation, and clear demonstrations of laboratory procedures give viewers a vivid picture of genetic research. Teacher guide available.
 
GENETIC POLYMORPHISMS AND EVOLUTION, Milner Fenwick, Inc., 2125 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093.
 
GENETIC POLYMORPHISMS AND THE BALANCE OF NATURE, Milner Fenwick, Inc., 2125 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093.
 
GENETIC RESEARCH: ANOTHER GENIE IN A BOTTLE, The Center for Humanities.
 
GENETIC SCREENING, Films for the Humanities and Sciences, P.O. Box 2053, Princeton, NJ 08543, 1988.
KU #: GX1983
Subject: genetic testing
Audience : teacher, adult, professional
Annotation: This program reports on the role of genetic screening in detecting abnormalities in adult genes, which in turn can predict whether genes in a related child might also be affected.
 
GENETIC SCREENING: THE ULTIMATE PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, Hard Choices, PTV Productions, 1981.
Annotation: Overview of medical and psycholosocial aspects of genetic screening for phenylketonuria, sickle cell disease, Tay-Sachs, and cystic fibrosis, as well as prenatal testing in mothers older than 35 years; though film is comprehensive in scope, the role of uncertainty in medical decision making is underplayed and some judgmental language is used in referring to certain genetic states; patients and professionals are featured.
 
GENETIC SERVICE: REPLACING FEAR WITH FACT, Children's Hospital Medical Center, 1985.
Subject: genetic counseling
Audience : adult
Annotation: Local TV segment of preamniocentesis counseling for advanced maternal age, as well as excerpts of genetic counseling with a balanced=translocation carrier couple and for teratogenic exposure in pregnancy; amnio procedure is also shown; quality suffers from poor editing and health professional's use of directive approach with leading questions.
 
GENETIC SERVICES: WHO CAN BENEFIT? Texas Dept Mental Health Educ., 1985.
 
GENETIC TESTING, Films for the Humanities and Sciences, P.O. Box 2053, Princeton, NJ 08543, 1989.
KU #: GX3150
Subject: pregnancy and childbirth
Audience : teacher, adult, professional
Annotation: This program demonstrates amniocentesis and ultrasound, outlines both the advantages of knowing in advance that certain medical procedures will be required to save a new born and the burden on parents of having to decide whether to terminate a pregnancy, and shows the advantages of avoiding cigarettes and alcohol during pregnancy.
 
GENETICS AND DISEASE PREVENTION, Films for the Humanities and Sciences, P.O. Box 2053, Princeton, NJ 08543, 1992.
KU #: GX3175
Subject: medical advances and technology
Audience : teacher, adult, professional
Annotation: This program explores genetic testing and genetically inherited diseases. The patient profiled, who has familial polyposis, underwent a bowel resection to reduce his risk of colon cancer; the program explains that the damaged genes that caused colon cancers have been identified, and itdiscussed the role of life-style in allowing a damaged gene to express itself. The program uses the example of fatal cardiac arrhythmia, specifically QT syndrome, to show that genetic testing can be helpful or harmful - either to help predisposed persons take preventivemeasures or to discriminate against them by denying health coverage or employment.
 
GENETICS AND MEDICINE, PBS Video, 1320 Braddock Place, Alexandria, VA 22314-1698.
 
GENETICS: HOW LIFE REMAKES LIFE (3 PARTS), HRM Science.
 
GENETICS: MUTATION, Agency for Instructional Technology.
KU #: 15
Subject: basic genetics
Annotation: Basic Genetics Series, mutation of DNA bases, examples.
 
GENETICS: OBSERVING PATTERNS OF INHERITANCE, The Center for Humanities.
Annotation: Examines how inheritance is determined and defines such terms as genes, chromosomes, meiosis, fertilization and dominant and recessive genes. The principles of probability are explained and the use of Punnett squares is demonstrated. Laboratory exercises and classroom activities focus student attention on understanding the process of inheritance.
 
GENETICS: OBSERVING PATTERNS OF INHERITANCE, Ward's Natural Science Establishment, Inc., 5100 West Henrietta Road, P.O. Box 92912, Rochester, NY 14692-9012, 1994.
KU #: 193 W 5570
Subject: basic genetics
Audience : middle, secondary
Annotation: Perfect for introductory genetics class, this live action video introduces the basic principles of genetics, examines how inheritance in determined at the cellular level, and defines various important terms. Students will also learn principles of probability and the use of Punnettsquares. Suggested laboratory exercises and classroom activities included.
 
GENETICS: THE SAME...BUT DIFFERENT, 1984.
KU #: 13
Subject: basic genetics
Audience : teacher, adult, professional
Annotation: Basic genetics series, Mendel experiments, dominant and recessive inheritance.
 
GENETICS: VARIATION, 1984.
KU #: 14
Subject: basic genetics
Annotation: Basic Genetics Series. Genes, chromosomes, DNA, meiosis and mitosis.
 
GENIE AND THE GENOME: THE HUMAN GENOME PROJECT, A CHOICES AND CHALLENGES PROJECT, Virginia Tech Productions, 1992.
KU #: 86
Subject: HGP
Audience : secondary
Annotation: Genie and the Genome is a Choices and Challenges Project, social, ethical and public policy issues.
 
GIFTS OF LOVE, Allstate Corporate Relations, K. Olson Allstate Insurance Co., 3075 Sanders Rd, IGA, Northbrook, IL 60062.
Subject: Down Syndrome
 
GIFTS OF LOVE, National Down Syndrome Society, 666 Broadway, Suite 810, New York, NY 10012, 1981.
Subject: Down Syndrome
Annotation: Four families of children with Down Syndrome talk about their feelings and experiences with their child, particularly during the first six years. All the children live at homeand attend programs in their communities. Film shot on location.
 
GREAT EXPECTATIONS, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Education and Health Promotion Department, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605.
 
GROWING UP WITH A CLEFT LIP AND PALATE, 1990.
KU #: 50
Subject: cleft lip / palate
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
Annotation: Interviews with parents, individuals born with a cleft lip and/or palate.
 
HAVE A HEALTHY BABY PREGNANCY.
KU #: 16
Subject: birth defects
 
HAVE A HEALTHY BABY: PREGNANCY (2ND REV), Churchill.
 
HEALING AND THE MIND: WOUNDED HEALERS, Ambrose Video Publishing Company, P.O. Box 2054, S. Burlington, VT 05407, 1993
Subject: cancer, healing
 
HEALTHIER BABIES: THE GENETIC ERA, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Education and Health Promotion Department, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605 1984.
KU #: 17
Subject: birth defects
Annotation: Issues regarding birth defects from different genetic and/or environmental causes. Addresses the nature, cause and scope of birth defects, including chromosomal, single gene, multifactorial and environmental disorders. Issues affecting the individual, the family, and society are discussed. Produced by BSCS, it apprises viewers of advances in genetics and related issues. Teaching guide available.
 
HEMOPHILIA AND VON WILLEBRAND'S DISEASE, Media Service Librarian, A.W. Calhoun Med.
 
HEREDITY (2ND EDITION), Britannica Film & Video.
Annotation: Shows how knowledge of heredity and chromosomal aberrations is being used in genetic counseling and also describes principles of population genetics.
 
HEREDITY AND BIRTH DEFECTS, Milner Fenwick, Inc., 2125 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093.
 
HEREDITY COLLECTION, Carolina Biological Supply Company, 2700 York Road, Burlington, NC 27215.
Annotation: Includes one each of filmstrips (1) The Genetic Material, (2) Heredity I: Traits, Genes, and Alleles, (3) Heredity II: Multiple Genes and Chromosomes, and (4) Heredity III: Sex Chromosomes and Sex Linkage.
 
HEREDITY I: TRAITS, GENES, AND ALLELES, Carolina Biological Supply Company, 2700York Road, Burlington, NC 27215, 1975.
Annotation: Slide or filmstrip set or VHS. Uses simply prepared illustrations to present the results ofGregor Mendel's experiments. Narrative cassette and teacher's guide included. Recommended forjunior high and high school students.
 
HEREDITY II: MULTIPLE GENES AND CHROMOSOMES, Carolina Biological Supply Company, 2700 York Road, Burlington, NC 27215, 1978.
Annotation: Eighty frames. Simplistic presentation, beginning with Mendel's Second Law ofIndependent Assortment including the concepts of linkage, crossover, and mapping. Highschool or college level.
 
HEREDITY III: SEX CHROMOSOMES AND SEX LINKAGE, Carolina Biological Supply Company, 2700 York Road, Burlington, NC 27215.
Annotation: Student learns to describe patterns and inheritance of sex chromosomes and to solvegenetics problems involving sex linkage.
 
HEREDITY, HEALTH, AND GENETIC DISORDERS (2 PARTS), Ward's Natural Science Establishment, Inc., 5100 West Henrietta Road, P.O. Box 92912, Rochester, NY 14692-9012, 1995.
KU #: 91
Subject: heredity
Audience : middle, secondary
Annotation: Each part is 30 minutes long. Part I 'Causes of Genetic Disorders' Illustratesinheritance of genetic traits with four genetic conditions. Part II 'Genetic Screening and Counseling' methods of genetic screening, amniocentesis, ultrasound. Stresses role of geneticcounseling.
 
HISTORY IN GENETICS, Milner Fenwick, Inc., 2125 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093
 
HOW BABIES GET MADE, Coronet Film & Video, 1987.
Annotation: NOVA explores genetic differentiation. Evidence suggests that a 'master' set of genes is responsible for all genetic duplication. This 'master' set contains a type of DNA also found in fruitflies. A tour of developmental biology.
 
HOW LIBRARIES HELP YOUNG PEOPLE COPE WITH CHRONIC ILLNESS, Kathleen Rockwell.
KU #: 77
Subject: coping
 
HOWARD HUGHES MEDICAL INSTITUTE: A PORTRAIT.
KU #: 68
Subject: medical genetics
 
HUMAN BLOOD GROUPS, Carolina Biological Supply Company, 2700 York Road, Burlington, NC 27215.
Annotation: Discusses the immunological basis, clinical aspects, and genetics of the ABO and Rhhuman blood group systems.
 
HUMAN GENE MAPPING, Milner Fenwick, Inc., 2125 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093.
 
HUMAN GENETICS: CELL BIOLOGY AND CYTOGENETICS, Texas Dept Mental Health Educ.
 
HUMAN GENETICS: PART 1, 1986.
KU #: 74
Subject: human genetics
 
HUMAN GENETICS: PART 2, 1986.
KU #: 75
Subject: human genetics
 
HUMAN GENETICS: UNIFACTORIAL AND MULTIFACTORIAL INHERITANCE, Texas Dept Mental Health Educ.
 
HUMAN GENOME PROJECT: STANFORD CENTENNIAL SYMPOSIUM, BIOLOGICAL NATURE AND SOCIAL OPPORTUNITIES, PART 1-8, Stanford Alumni Association, Bowman Alumni House, Stanford, CA 94035-4005, 1992.
Subject: Symposium on HGP
Annotation: Symposium on HGP, 1992, approx. 12 hrs.
 
HUMAN HEREDITY III, Churchill.
 
HUNTINGTON DISEASE, 1987.
KU #: 19
Subject: Huntington disease
Annotation: '60 Minutes' (Huntington's 15:20) March of Dimes PSA 1-14 (31:54) March of DimesPSA #15 (03:01) 'West 57th Street' (10:00) Total Time = 60 minutes
 
HYDROCEPHALUS AND VENTRICULAR SHUNTS, Media Service Librarian, A.W. Calhoun Med.
 
ICE-MINUS AND OTHER PROBLEMS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY, Ward's Natural Science Establishment, Inc., 5100 West Henrietta Road, P.O. Box 92912, Rochester, NY 14692-9012, 1995.
KU #: 193 W 0096
Audience : secondary, adult
Annotation: A government regulator and an expert on genetics and ecology, Dr. Francis Sharlpestells of the problems and pitfalls in protecting the environment while still encouraging progress. Live action video.
 
IF YOU KNEW HOW I FEEL: BRAD'S LEARNING DISABILITY, Coronet Film & Video, 1982.
Annotation: Story of friendship between Kristi, who can read well but is a poor athlete, and Brad,who is a good kickball player, but cannot read. Kristi learns about Brad's dyslexia.
 
IF YOUR BABY HAS A CLEFT, St. John's Hospital, Child Study Center, Attn: Cleft Palate Center, 1339 20th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404, 1990.
Subject: cleft lip and palate, parenting
Audience : secondary, teacher, adult
Annotation: Can be rented for $25.
 
IMPRINTING AS IT RELATES TO CYTOGENETIC DISORDERS, Judith Hall, MD.
 
IN SEARCH OF A CHILD, Health Sciences Consortium.
 
IN SITU HYBRIDIZATION, Oncor, 209 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, 1996.
Subject: in situ hybridization
Audience : secondary, teacher
 
INSIDE MY MOM, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Education and Health Promotion Department, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605.
 
INTRODUCING KEY GENETICS CONCEPTS USING A HUMAN KARYOTYPE, Great Lakes Regional Genetics Group, University of Wisconsin, Room 328 Waisman, 1500 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53705, 1993.
KU #: 114
Subject: basic genetics
Audience : secondary, teacher
 
INTRODUCTION TO DNA, Ward's Natural Science Establishment, Inc., 5100 West Henrietta Road, P.O. Box 92912, Rochester, NY 14692-9012, 1994
Audience : middle, secondary
Annotation: Basic explanation of DNA. Includes manual and student review sheets.
 
INTRODUCTION TO GENETICS COUNSELING, Texas Dept Mental Health Educ.
 
INTRODUCTION TO GENETICS SCREENING AND COUNSELING, Texas Dept Mental Health Educ.
 
INVISIBLE ILLNESS: LIVING WITH SICKLE CELL ANEMIA, Altschul Group Corporation, 1560 Sherman Ave, Suite 100, Evanston, IL 60201.
Subject: Sickle Cell Anemia
 
IS THERE A PLACE FOR ME?, NF Inc. Mid Atlantic Chapter, 1993.
KU #: 108
Subject: neurofibromatosis
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
Annotation: This video is narrated by Nancy Stafford, national spokesperson for Neurofibromatosis, Inc. With strength, people with NF tell their own stories of how thedisorder has affected their lives. This tape will be useful to medical educators, patient educators and support networks. This film tells it as it is and can be supportive for anyone living with facialdifference.
 
ISSUES IN GENETIC ENGINEERING, National Geographic Society.
 
IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY, KQED Productions, 1988.
KU #: 97
Subject: heredity
 
IT'S UP TO ME, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Education and Health Promotion Department, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605.
 
JENNY'S STORY, 1977.
KU #: 35
Subject: Williams syndrome
Annotation: Educational tape about behavioral aspects surrounding Williams Syndrome. Addressesmaterial from age 5 to adulthood. Suitable for families and professionals.
 
JOHN 'CYSTIC FIBROSIS' PAIGE 'DOWN SYNDROME,' WGBH Education Foundation, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA 02134, 1977.
Subject: Cystic Fibrosis
Annotation: 10-tape series, 10 minutes each. Sample preview copy available for cost of returnpostage. Short vignettes of adolescents with genetic diseases; 'Paige' is told through the eyesof her younger sister, and 'John' narrates his own segment; the portraits focus on thepatients' (and their families') lives and activities, not on their diseases.
 
JOURNEY TO BIRTH, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Education and Health Promotion Department, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605.
 
JUST LIKE ANYONE ELSE: LIVING WITH DISABILITIES, NBC News Productions.
 
KIDS TALK ABOUT GAUCHER DISEASE, National Gaucher Foundation, 11140 Rockville Pike, Suite 350, Rockville, MD 20852.
Subject: Gaucher's Disease
Audience : secondary, adult, teacher
Annotation: Adolescent and younger children discussing their own experiences with Gaucher'sdisease. May recommend for families with a newly diagnosed child.
 
LEO BEUERMAN, Coronet Film & Video, 1969.
Annotation: Inspirational tale of human courage, independence, and heroism. Multi-award winning documentary of the story of a severely handicapped man who refused to succumb to self-pityor fear.
 
LET'S TALK ABOUT YOU, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Education and Health Promotion Department, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605.
 
LIFE AND DEATH BEFORE BIRTH - EVALUATION OF THE STILLBORN, Wisconsin Stillbirth Service Program, University of Wisconsin, Madison Clinical Genetics Center, Madison, WI 53705-2208, 1995.
Subject: Stillborn
Audience : professional
Annotation: 5 segment series. Accompanied by a workbook that includes flow tables which includethe protocol for work-ups which may be appropriate as "hand-outs" to primary care providers to consult during evaluation. May be used in the training of personnel in community hospitals. Segment 1: Parental needs following intrauterine death. Segment 2: Introduction, justification and overview. Segment 3: Practical guide to fetal evaluation. Segment 4: Results and outcomes ofassessment. Segment 5: Case studies of fetal causes of intrauterine death.
 
LIFE IN THE WOMB: THE FIRST STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT, HRM Science.
 
LIKE AN ORDINARY BROTHER, CDMRC Media.
Annotation: Five brothers and sisters of individuals with handicaps talk with each other about theircares and concerns as 'special' siblings.
 
LILY - A STORY ABOUT A GIRL LIKE ME, Davidson Films.
Annotation: Documentary of a Down Syndrome girl who has spent 6 years in a regular class.
 
LINKAGE - POPULATION GENETICS, Milner Fenwick, Inc., 2125 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093.
 
LIVING EVERY MINUTE: COPING WITH A LIFE-THREATENING ILLNESS, Lawren Productions, Inc., 930 Pitner Ave., Evanston, IL 60202, 1987.
KU #: 3017
Subject: coping
Audience : secondary, adult, teacher, professional
Annotation: CBS News team visits Carole Soucaze, the courageous and articulate young woman isshown doing speech therapy with and making furniture for, handicapped children, studyingfor an advanced degree, and giving and receiving aid and comfort in a hospice.
 
LIVING WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS, Films for the Humanities and Sciences, P.O. Box 2053, Princeton, NJ 08543, 1989.
KU #: GX1974
Subject: CF
Audience : teacher, adult, professional
Annotation: The program describes the nature and symptoms of cystic fibrosis, shows how theaffected genes are passed from both parents to child, and discusses conventional treatmentsand promising areas of study, including efforts to control lung inflammation withnonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and research in the area of epithelial cell function.
 
LIVING WITH SMA, 1990.
KU #: 30
Subject: spinal muscular
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
Annotation: Interviews with families: symptoms, genetics, symptomatic treatment.
 
LOOK HOW FAR WE'VE COME, Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation, Inc., 5005 W. Laurel Street, Suite 210, Tampa, FL 33607-3836, 1990.
Subject: osteogenesis imperfecta
Audience : secondary, adult, teacher
Annotation: An introduction to Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), a brittle bone disorder and theOsteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation, Inc.
 
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: LIVING WITH CONGENITAL HEART DEFECT, Lawren Productions, Inc., 930 Pitner Ave., Evanston, IL 60202, 1988.
KU #: 3019
Subject: congenital heart defects
Audience : elementary, middle, secondary, adult, teacher
Annotation: All audiences respond to this six-year-old boy who lives with a pacemaker. In hisworld of batteries, lasers, computers and space ships, technological fantasy meets reality. Hisparents share insights about parenting the special child and living with an uncertain prognosis.
 
MAP OF LIFE: SCIENCE, SOCIETY, AND THE HUMAN GENOME PROJECT, Carolina Biological Supply Company, 2700 York Road, Burlington, NC 27215, 1992.
KU #: 54
Subject: HGP
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
Annotation: Catalog No. 53-6500-V. Human Genome Project researchers describe the sciencebehind the mapping of the human genome: sequencing genes, how scientists are using theinformation to understand how genes control the functions of the human body, ethical, legal, andsocietal issues surrounding this new frontier in science.
 
MAPPING THE HUMAN CHROMOSOMES: LINKAGE AND THE SEX CHROMOSOME, Milner Fenwick, Inc., 2125 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093.
 
MARCH OF DIMES CLINICAL GENETICS CONFERENCE: MICRODELETIONS AND FRONTIERS, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Education and Health Promotion Department, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605 1992.
KU #: 98
Subject: medical genetics
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
 
MARCO AND ME, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Education and Health Promotion Department, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605.
MARKED FOR LIFE, 48 HOURS program,  Ambrose Video Publishing Company, P.O. Box 2054, S. Burlington, VT 05407, 1994.
Subject: genetic testing
MARTY, KEEP ON WALKING, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Education and Health Promotion Department, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605.
 
MEDICAL GENETICS: PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS, Medco Media, Inc.
 
MEIOSIS, Biology Media.
Annotation: Film takes viewer up close through microscopic footage, concise animation andartwork to illustrate the complex and continuing process of meiosis. Role of meiosis insexual reproduction in both plants and animals is highlighted.
 
MEIOSIS: THE KEY TO GENETIC DIVERSITY, Ward's Natural Science Establishment, Inc., 5100 West Henrietta Road, P.O. Box 92912, Rochester, NY 14692-9012, 1995
KU #: 193 W 0903
Subject: meiosis
Audience : middle, secondary
 
MENDELIAN INHERITANCE I, University Park Press, 300 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.
Annotation: Slide-tape or VHS. Presents the vocabulary of Mendelian inheritance and describeshow genes function in the developmental and metabolic processes of the cell. High school orcollege.
 
MENDELIAN INHERITANCE II, University Park Press, 300 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.
 
MICHAEL MY BROTHER, Alternative Broadcasting, 1979.
Annotation: Explores Gregory's emotions toward his younger brother who is retarded.
 
MIRROR, MIRROR, AboutFace, 1990.
Subject: facial disfigurement
Audience : middle, secondary, teacher, adult, professional
 
MITOSIS, University Park Press, 300 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.
 
MITOSIS AND GENETICS, Barr Films, 12801 Schabarum Ave., P.O. Box 7878, Irwindale, CA 91706-7878, 1992.
Audience : secondary
Annotation: Reveals what happens inside a cell nucleus during mitosis: the process by whichgenetic information is passed on during cell division. Spectacular micro-time-lapse cinematography lets you actually see the changes taking place inside the cell's nucleus during each phase of mitosis. The program explains the role each element plays in carrying on the genetic code of an organism.
 
MITOSIS AND MEIOSIS: HOW CELLS DIVIDE, Ward's Natural Science Establishment, Inc., 5100 West Henrietta Road, P.O. Box 92912, Rochester, NY 14692-9012, 1995.
KU #: 193 W 5560
Audience : middle, secondary
Annotation: With photomicrographs and computer-generated graphics, this program analyzes thefascinating chain of events that results in cell division and demonstrates precisely howmitosis and meiosis differ. Students trace each phase of these processes, comparing plant andanimal mitosis and analyzing the complex, second stage of meiotic division. Includes teacher's guide.
 
MOLECULAR MIRACLES: HUMAN GENE THERAPY AND THE FUTURE OF MODERN MEDICINE, Carolina Biological Supply Company, 2700 York Road, Burlington, NC 27215 1992.
KU #: 52
Subject: gene therapy
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
Annotation: Gene therapy treatment. Discusses potential treatments and cures for cancer, heartdisease, cystic fibrosis, Alzheimer's Disease, and HIV infection. A journey into the future of molecular medicine.
 
MOMENT TO MOMENT, Immune Deficiency Foundation.
 
MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY, Altschul Group Corporation, 1560 Sherman Ave, Suite 100, Evanston, IL 60201, 1994.
Subject: muscular dystrophy
 
MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY, Films for the Humanities and Sciences, P.O. Box 2053, Princeton, NJ 08543, 1989.
KU #: GX2371
Subject: muscular dystrophy
Audience : teacher, adult, professional
Annotation: This program looks at how muscular dystrophy sufferers deal with a disease that hasno cure: a young boy with the t\fatal form of the disease gets physical therapy at an Easter SealsCenter, bracing helps a six-year-old hirt with spinal muscular atrophy, and a young mother withmyasthenia gravis gets help from surgery and medication. The program also covers the search for a cure and the available treatments.
 
MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY: THE RACE FOR THE GENE, Coronet Film & Video, 1987.
Annotation: Excellent overview of scientific progress in a healthy collaboration from patient to laboratory; discusses inheritance, gene mapping and DNA-based genetic counseling re Duchenne muscular dystrophy; one affected family's story is interspersed with excellent footage of scientists discussing their work from the laboratory bench.
 
MY BROTHER IS SICK, Linda Railey Kids Corner.
Annotation: Uses puppets to encourage siblings of children with illnesses to discuss their own feelings. Could be used to help parents and professionals working with siblings of special children to find the answers to questions they may ask.
 
NANNY'S BIRTHDAY: YOU'RE NOT SICK, YOU'VE ONLY GOT H.D., Huntington Disease Society of America, 14 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011-2420, 1993.
KU #: 110
Subject: Huntington disease
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
 
NATURAL SELECTION, Carolina Biological Supply Company, 2700 York Road, Burlington, NC 27215.
Annotation: 2 filmstrips with narrative cassettes. Two-part program designed to help students understand the underlying principles of natural selection and to provide a background to help them evaluate ongoing debates about how natural selection functions.
 
NEONATAL ANEMIA, Media Service Librarian, A.W. Calhoun Med.
 
NEW DNA KIT FOR FORENSICS, B-roll #2362, Gordon News & Audio Visual Products, Inc.
KU #: 59
Subject: forensics
 
NEW EXPECTATIONS, Altschul Group Corporation, 1560 Sherman Ave, Suite 100, Evanston, IL 60201.
Subject: Down Syndrome
 
NF: A BRIGHTER TOMORROW (15 MIN VERSION), Neurofibromatosis, Inc. Midatlantic, 885 Annapolis Road, Suite 110, Lanham, MD 20706-2924, 1980.
 
NF: A BRIGHTER TOMORROW (35 MIN VERSION), 1980.
KU #: 22
Subject: Neurofibromatosis
 
NF: THE SILENT TIME BOMB, 1987.
KU #: 21
Subject: Neurofibromatosis
Annotation: Issues of Neurofibromatosis discussed with individuals with this genetic condition.
 
NONDISJUNCTION AND TRANSLOCATION, University Park Press, 300 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.
 
NURSE'S GUIDE: ASSESSING THE NEEDS OF CHILDREN WITH MULTIPLE HANDICAPS, Media Resource Center, 1982.
Annotation: Provides step-by-step instructions for assessing the needs and abilities of patients with multiple handicaps. Addresses such areas as self-help skills, special equipment needs and communication. Accompanying evaluation checklist may be duplicated. Intended audience:professionals and students.
 
NURSING ASSESSMENT OF CHILDREN FOR DETECTION OF GENETIC DISORDERS AND BIRTH DEFECTS, Pacific Northwest Regional Genetics Group (PacNoRGG), CDRC Clinical Services Building, 901 E. 18th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97403-5254, 1994.
Subject: Child evaluation for suspected genetic abnormalities
Audience : adult, teacher, professional
Annotation: Logical, step-by-step guide through the body systems of how to evaluate a child for suspected genetic abnormalities and how to make a determination regarding subsequent referrals to a genetics clinic. Excellent tool to teach primary care professionals how to employ their routine examinations to evaluate for genetic conditions. May also have use in a training program for genetic counselors to illustrate how a physical exam is done and to illustrate how genetic counselors need to keep in mind how allied health professionals and genetics personnel can function as a team.
 
OBSTETRIC ULTRASOUNDS, Media Service Librarian, A.W. Calhoun Med.
 
OF MICE AND MEN, McGraw-Hill Films.
 
OI - A LOVING LOOK AT THE FUTURE, OI Foundation, 1989.
KU #: 24
Subject: osteogenesis imperfecta
Annotation: Medical opinions, parents' concerns, and information of handling a baby with OI.
 
ONE OF OUR OWN, Filmmaker's Library, Inc.
Annotation: Story of a family with a teenage boy and the sometime difficult adjustment and decisions that have to be made. Sibling relationships, both positive and negative, are shown. An actor with Down Syndrome stars in the movie.
 
ONE OF THE GANG, Cuyahoga Assoc for Retarded Citizens, 1977.
Annotation: Depicts issues siblings may face in school, home, and the community. Booklet includes discussion questions, exercises, and games.
 
OPPORTUNITY TO GROW, National Down Syndrome Society, 666 Broadway, Suite 810, New York, NY 10012, 1992.
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
Annotation: This sequel to "Gift of Love", underwritten by the Kemper National Insurance Companies, focuses on fifteen people with Down Syndrome, ages 6 to 26. Narrated by actress Constance McCashin, the film uses personal vignettes to illustrate how inclusion, education, computer facilitation, socialization programs, employment training and other efforts are effective in helping people with Down syndrome to achieve their potential.
 
ORIGINS OF CHANGE: PART I, Carolina Biological Supply Company, 2700 York Road, Burlington, NC 27215.
 
ORIGINS OF CHANGE: PART 2, Carolina Biological Supply Company, 2700 York Road, Burlington, NC 27215.
 
OUR CHILDREN WITH DOWN SYNDROME, Milner Fenwick, Inc., 2125 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093.
Annotation: Personal interviews with parents of children with Down Syndrome. Parents discuss daily obstacles and the importance of early intervention programs, physical therapists, and mainstreaming to the wellbeing of their child. A couple with a two year old child is contrasted witha family with a 15 year old. Parents emphasize the importance of support groups.
 
OUR GENETIC HERITAGE, 1987.
KU #: 25
Subject: birth defects
Annotation: From March of Dimes. Patterns of inheritance, genetic counseling, variation of humans, genetic disorders discussed. Information sheet included with tape.
 
OVERVIEW OF EHLERS-DANLOS SYNDROME, Ehlers-Danlos Nat'l. Foundation, 1989.
KU #: 12
Subject: Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
Annotation: Tape of conference slide presentation.
 
PANEL DISCUSSION: FAMILY CONCERNS, National Marfan Foundation.
Annotation: Marfan Syndrome. Affected persons and their families.
 
PANEL OF FAMILIES AFFECTED WITH A GENETIC DISORDER.
KU #: 37
Subject: genetic counseling
Annotation: For health care professionals or others interested in the role of self help groups in picking up where professional intervention leaves off in the support of families. A good teaching device where objectives include improved counseling skills.
 
PARENTAL MANAGEMENT OF SIBLING GRIEF, Oregon Health Science Center, 3034 S.W. Idaho St., Portland, OR 97201.
Subject: Sibling grief
Audience : adult, teacher
 
PARENTING CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES, Research Press, Department J, P.O. Box 9177, Champaign, IL 61826, 1993.
KU #: 4387
Subject: disabilities
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
Annotation: Focuses on critical issues, such as birth and diagnosis of a child with disabilities, impact on the family system, psychological stages that most parents of children with disabilities will experience, review of special education laws, and importance of early intervention. Address infancy through early childhood. Discussion Guide included.
 
PARENTING THE SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN, MTI Teleprograms, Inc., 1980.
Annotation: Dramatization of issues which confront families with a handicapped child. It explores a wide range of feelings and can be used as a focus for discussion with parents.
 
PARENTS ASK ABOUT TUBEROUS SCLEROSIS.
KU #: 111
Subject: tuberous sclerosis
Annotation: Video of slide presentation. Symptoms, incidence, treatment, complications explained. Somewhat dated.
 
PARENTS LOOK AT GENETIC COUNSELING, University of Michigan, Education Program, Human Genome Center, 2570 MSRBII, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0674, 1982.
KU #: 26
Subject: genetic counseling
Annotation: Interviews with parents with children with Down Syndrome, Tay Sachs Disease, and other disorders. Experiences, concerns, genetic counseling discussed. Information sheet included with tape.
 
PARENTS' VIEWS OF LIVING WITH A CHILD WITH DISABILITIES, Research and Training Center on Independent Living, Media Project, Bureau of Child Research, 4089 Dole Building, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, 1993.
KU #: 4388
Subject: disabilities
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
Annotation: A companion program to "Parenting Children with Disabilities" video. Featuresin-depth, candid interviews in with parents of children with disabilities share their personal concerns and experiences. They also voice their difficulties and dilemmas in dealing with the health care profession.
 
PEDIATRIC UPDATE: PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS, Medical Information Systems, 2 Seaview Blvd., Port Washington, NY 11050-4618.
Subject: prenatal diagnosis
Audience : professional
Annotation: Moderated by Lillian Hsu, M.D. Discussants are Kurt Hirschhorn, M.D. and Lawrence R. Shaprio, M.D.
 
PEDIGREE PATTERNS, Milner Fenwick, Inc., 2125 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093.
 
PEOPLE ARE TALKING, National Marfan Foundation.
Annotation: TV show interview. Interview with Maria Nimmo, Maryann Roney, Dr. Reed E. Pyeritz, and two persons affected by the Marfan Syndrome and how it has affected their lives. Medical information provided by Dr. Pyeritz.
 
PERFECT PEOPLE, Turner Broadcasting Systems, 1994.
 
PHIL DONAHUE SHOW: NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR RARE DISORDERS, National Organization for Rare Disorder.
Annotation: VHS tape of Phil Donahue show featuring four individuals who spoke about their rare disorders. Available on loan only.
 
PITCH OF GRIEF, 1960.
KU #: 27
Subject: grief
Annotation: Coping with cancer.
 
PIXIE KIDS: WILLIAMS DISEASE, George Stark.
 
POLYGENIC DISORDERS AND EMPIRIC RISK, University Park Press, 300 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.
 
PORTRAIT OF AN AUTISTIC YOUNG MAN, Behavioral Sciences, Media Lab.
 
PRE-NATAL DIAGNOSIS BY AMNIOCENTESIS, Milner Fenwick, Inc., 2125 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093.
 
PREDICTIVE TESTING FOR HUNTINGTON DISEASE, University of British Columbia Biomedical Communications, University Hospital - UBC Site Room F168 - 2211 Wesbrook Mall ,Vancouver, BC V6T 2B5, 1992.
KU #: 55
Subject: Huntington disease
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
 
PREGNANCY AFTER 35, Polymorph Films, Inc.
 
PRENATAL DEVELOPMENT, McGraw-Hill Films.
 
PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Meyer Rehabilitation Institute, 600 S. 42nd Street, Box 985450, Omaha, NE 68198-5450, 1993.
Subject: prenatal diagnosis
 
PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS OF BIRTH DEFECT: AMNIOCENTESIS (ENGLISH), Golden Door Productions, 10th & Parker, Berkeley, CA 94710, 1996.
Subject: amniocentesis
Audience : secondary, adult, teacher, professional
Annotation: Information to make an informed decision about amniocentesis and helps relieve some of the anxiety surrounding the procedure. Targets women over 35, with a positive Triple Screen Result, with a family history of birth defects. Takes the patient through the steps involved. Features interviews with women who have had an amniocentesis. Uses a combination of animation and live action.
 
PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS OF BIRTH DEFECT: AMNIOCENTESIS (SPANISH), Golden Door Productions, 10th & Parker, Berkeley, CA 94710, 1996.
Subject: amniocentesis
Audience : secondary, adult, professional, teacher
Annotation: Information necessary to make an informed decision about amniocentesis and helps relieve some of the anxiety surrounding the procedure.
 
PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS OF BIRTH DEFECTS (SPANISH VERSION): AMNIOCENTESIS, Golden Door Productions, 10th & Parker, Berkeley, CA 94710, 1992.
Subject: prenatal diagnosis
 
PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS OF BIRTH DEFECTS (SPANISH VERSION): AMNIOCENTESIS & CVS, Golden Door Productions, 10th & Parker, Berkeley, CA 94710, 1992.
Subject: prenatal diagnosis
 
PRENATAL SURGERY IN UTERO, Media Service Librarian, A.W. Calhoun Med.
 
PREVENTING FAS, Altschul Group Corporation, 1560 Sherman Ave, Suite 100, Evanston, IL 60201.
Subject: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
 
PROTEIN SYNTHESIS, Ward's Natural Science Establishment, Inc., 5100 West Henrietta Road, P.O. Box 92912, Rochester, NY 14692-9012, 1995.
KU #: 193 W 0215
Audience : secondary, adult
Annotation: Slide or filmstrip set, VHS. Very clear presentation describes the components of, steps in, and location of protein synthesis. Descriptions of types of RNA and the process of protein synthesis are excellent with clear diagrams accompanying the narrative. Advanced high school and college level.
 
RACE FOR THE DOUBLE HELIX - #308, Ruth Gold, WGBH Distribution.
 
RARE SHOULD NOT MEAN ALONE..., The Treacher Collins Foundation, P.O. Box 683, Norwich, VT 05055, 1995.
KU #: 115
Subject: treacher collins syndrome
Audience : middle, secondary, teacher, adult, professional
Annotation: Provides information for both the lay and professional audience about Treacher Collins syndrome and the Treacher Collins Foundation, a national support organization for parents and their children. Includes interviews with the scientists and clinicians and opinion leaders on the forefront of related research, and discussions with the parents and children themselves, who are among some of the true experts on Treacher Collins.
 
REACHING OUT FOR ANSWERS ABOUT MRDD, Children's Hospital, Medical Center.
Annotation: Consumer-oriented videotape focuses on genetic services for families who have children enrolled in a school or program for persons with mental retardation or developmental disabilities. Can be used as a general introduction to genetic services. Does not discuss genetic basis for mental retardation or developmental disabilities.
 
REACHING OUT: A STORY ABOUT MAINSTREAMING, Coronet Film & Video, 1982.
Annotation: Mary is multiply handicapped--severely deaf, with limited speech capabilities, and suffering from cerebral palsy. For the first time, she is entering a regular classroom. Her courage, beauty, and humor as she reaches out to make new friends will win the hearts of younger students, who look to her as a role model of a handicapped child their age.
 
REACHING POTENTIAL: A PARENT'S GUIDE TO HYDROCEPHALUS.
Audience : adult, professional, teacher
Annotation: Important information for both medical staff and parent support groups about shunts and how to incorporate medical therapies with social work services. The informational contacts provided at the end of the video also provide valuable resources.
READY FOR LOVE?, 48 HOURS,  Ambrose Video Publishing Company, P.O. Box 2054, S. Burlington, VT 05407, 1994.
Subject: disabilities, adults considering parenthood
RECENT ADVANCES IN SURGERY OF CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE, Media Service Librarian, A.W. Calhoun Med.
 
REDESIGNING MAN: SCIENCE AND HUMAN VALUES, Harper and Row Publishers, Inc.
 
REDUCE THE RISK: PREVENT NEURAL TUBE DEFECTS, Greenwood Genetics Center, One Gregor Mendel Circle, Greenwood, SC 29646, 1993.
Subject: Neural Tube Defects
Audience : secondary, adult, teacher
Annotation: Provides basic information on incidence and embryology of NTDs. Family vignettes showcase physical handicaps associated with NTDs, positive and negative impacts on the family unit. Introduces the South Carolina NTD Prevention Initiative, a five-year statewide research and education project. Reinforces the need for routine maternal folic acid therapy and outlines specific recommendations for folic acid intake.
 
REGULATION OF GENE EXPRESSION IN EUCARYOTES, Carolina Biological Supply Company, 2700 York Road, Burlington, NC 27215.
Annotation: Introduces chromatin structure, chromosome puffs, and steroid hormone binding proteins to describe some current ideas on how nuclear genes in eucaryotic cells may be turned on and off. Compares and contrasts gene regulation in eucaryotes with gene regulation in bacteria; discusses the complex molecular interactions required for correct coordinated development of high organisms.
 
REGULATION OF PROTEIN SYNTHESIS: THE OPERON HYPOTHESIS, Carolina Biological Supply Company, 2700 York Road, Burlington, NC 27215, 1975.
Annotation: Slide or filmstrip set, or VHS. Lactose metabolism in E. coli is presented as a example of regulated gene activity. The concepts of repressor, inducer, operon, operator, and feedback inhibition are developed. Viewer must have knowledge of cell chemistry. Advanced high schooland college level.
 
REPAIRING BIRTH DEFECTS, Films for the Humanities and Sciences, P.O. Box 2053, Princeton, NJ 08543, 1989.
KU #: GX2362
Subject: neonatal care
Audience : teacher, adult, professional
Annotation: This program deals with clubfoot, cleft palate, webbed digits, asymmetric head shape, torticollis, and protruding ears - it explains corrective surgical procedures - many serious and requiring numerous procedures over many years. These procedures can be difficult and painful, but they do provide the means of a normal life for some children.
 
REPRODUCTION OF LIFE, Carolina Biological Supply Company, 2700 York Road, Burlington, NC 27215.
 
RESEARCH THAT'S WORKING: A MEDICAL OVERVIEW, 1980.
KU #: 6
Subject: cystic fibrosis
Annotation: Cystic Fibrosis research
 
RESTRICTION ENZYME DIGESTION AND DNA PURIFICATION TAPED TECHNOLOGIES.
Annotation: These procedures are the basis for other recombinant DNA techniques. In the video, restriction enzymes are used to specifically cut DNA into smaller, analyzable fragments. The DNA fragments are then purified by extraction with phenol/chloroform and precipated with ethanol.
 
RESTRICTION ENZYME DIGESTION VIDEO-LAB, Ward's Natural Science Establishment, Inc., 5100 West Henrietta Road, P.O. Box 92912, Rochester, NY 14692-9012, 1995.
KU #: 193 W 2140
Audience : secondary, adult
Annotation: The procedure uses restriction enzymes to specifically cut DNA into smaller fragments. Important concepts are emphasized through the use of graphics, animation and discussion.
 
RETT SYNDROME: A PHYSICIAN'S APPROACH, International Rett Syndrome Association, 9121 Piscataway Road, Suite 28, Clinton, MD 20735.
Subject: Diagnosing Rett Syndrome
Audience : adult, professional
Annotation: Helpful and accurate information about how to diagnose Rett Syndrome. The observation of symptoms is well-done, most appropriate for medical students and medical staff.
 
RETT'S SYNDROME: A PROGRESSIVE NEUROLOGICAL DISORDER IN GIRLS, CDMRC Media.
Annotation: Clinical picture of Rett's Syndrome. The growth and development of a girl who hasthis syndrome is presented.
 
RICK, YOU'RE IN: A STORY ABOUT MAINSTREAMING, Coronet Film & Video, 1981.
Annotation: Depicts Rick's day-to-day efforts, as a handicapped student, to become accepted when he enters a regular high school. Ideal tool for teachers welcoming handicapped students into their classrooms.
 
RIDDLE OF HEREDITY, McGraw-Hill Films.
 
RISKS OF AGENT ORANGE AND BIRTH DEFECTS, Media Service Librarian, A.W. Calhoun Med.
 
S.O.F.T. LIGHT HARBORPLACE CONFERENCE, Nelco Video Enterprises, 1305 K. Cedar Crest Ct., Edgewood, MD 21040, 1992.
Audience : professional
Annotation: A powerful film set to music that presents scenes from the 6th annual S.O.F.T.conference.
 
SCIENCE AND HUMAN REPRODUCTION: PROGRESS AND DILEMMAS, The Center for Humanities.
Annotation: Discusses artificial insemination, egg transfers, and cloning. Students will be introduced to standard eugenic concepts, as well as amniocentesis and the topic of selective abortions.
 
SCIENCE FAIR WORKSHOP, 1987.
KU #: 72
Subject: science fair
 
SECRETS IN YOUR CELLS, Agency for Instructional Technology.
Annotation: Illustrates that some things, like physical traits, are determined by genes.
 
SECRETS OF THE CODE: 3-2-1 CONTACT EXTRA, Children's Television Workshop, Sunburst Communications, 1991.
KU #: 47
Subject: basic genetics
Audience : elementary, middle
Annotation: A Sesame Street Special Program: uses animal and human examples to discuss genes, chromosomes, DNA, uniqueness in individuals, passing characteristics to children, the genetic code, genetic research. Teaching guide available. Can be taped off air Fall 1991 for classroom use.
 
SEX CHROMOSOME DISORDERS, University Park Press, 300 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.
 
SHARING THE EXPERIENCE WITH GAVIN, Developmental Disabilities Advocacy,
Annotation: Family members openly share their feelings concerning their new baby with Down Syndrome. Also discusses the issue of future children.
 
SHARING THE EXPERIENCE WITH PETER, Developmental Disabilities Advocacy.
Annotation: Story of 11-year-old boy with mental retardation. Includes relationships with siblings.
 
SHORT CIRCUIT / DESIGNER BABIES.
KU #: 99
Subject: birth defects
 
SICKLE CELL ANEMIA, Filmakers Library, 1980.
Annotation: David Suzuki narrates this discussion of the history, geographic distribution and physiological manifestations of sickle cell anemia. A family with several affected children is interviewed and provides insights on individual differences and family problems. Discussion of carrier detection, prenatal diagnosis, using fetoscopy, and general education questions make for a complete presentation. High school or college.
 
SICKLE CELL DISEASE DURING PREGNANCY, Media Service Librarian, A.W. Calhoun Med.
 
SICKLE CELL DISEASE EMERGENCIES, Media Service Librarian, A.W. Calhoun Med.
 
SICKLE CELL: IT'S YOUR CHOICE - FOR PREGNANT WOMEN, University of Rochester.
KU #: 23
Subject: sickle cell
 
SOUTHERN BLOT HYBRIDIZATION VIDEO-LAB, Ward's Natural Science Establishment, Inc., 5100 West Henrietta Road, P.O. Box 92912, Rochester, NY 14692-9012, 1995.
KU #: 193 W 2142
Audience : secondary, adult
Annotation: The importance of the Southern Blot procedure, along with the theory and procedural details, are explained through an actual hybridization lab activity.
 
SPECIAL DAYS WITH SPECIAL KIDS, Association for Children with Down Syndrome, 2616 Martin Avenue, Bellmore, NY 11710.
Subject: Down Syndrome
Audience : secondary, adult, teacher
Annotation: Shares memorable moments with Association for Children with Down Syndrome preschool and alumni children. Includes a fashion show, field day, dance recital, graduation ceremonies and more. Special days with special kids...opportunities for growth for everyone.
 
SPECIAL DELIVERY (5 PART SERIES AND 4 EXCERPT PROGRAMS), Lawren Productions, Inc., 930 Pitner Ave., Evanston, IL 60202, 1987.
Subject: handicaps
Audience : elementary
Annotation: Five lively shows will help children, grades 2-6 to accept and welcome handicapped peers, adjust attitudes toward the "different" child, understand handicapping conditions, and develop realistic expectations of persons with various handicaps. A separate "pack-page" of printed materials is included: 24-page teacher's handbook, lesson guides, 44 page student activity sheets, lyrics and music for theme songs, resource sections. 5 shows are: The Common Show; The Special Show; The Why Show; the Positive Show; the Reinforcement Show each 28 minutes.
 
SPECIAL DELIVERY EXCERPT: COLIN AND RICKY, Lawren Productions, Inc., 930 Pitner Ave., Evanston, IL 60202, 1987.
Audience : elementary, middle
Annotation: Ricky's hopes for his new baby brother are dashed when he hears that the baby has Down syndrome. His friend, Colin, isn't much help. "Your brother is an idiot, Ricky!" Helped by an older student, Ricky, along with youthful viewers, loses his rears and misconceptions about retardation.
 
SPECIAL DELIVERY EXCERPT: THE ABLE DISABLED, Lawren Productions, Inc., 930 Pitner Ave., Evanston, IL 60202, 1987.
Audience : elementary, middle
Annotation: Four segments all deal with the physically handicapped: the use of the wheel chair, Special Olympics, the Outward Bound program, and interaction between handicapped and non-handicapped.
 
SPECIAL DELIVERY EXCERPT: THE BLIND PARTICIPATE, Lawren Productions, Inc., 930 Pitner Ave., Evanston, IL 60202, 1987.
Audience : elementary, middle
Annotation: Jamie, blind, learns the uneven bars well enough to make the gym team. An animation sequence explains Braille and other aids for the partially sighted. An excerpt for "A Matter of Inconvenience" courtesy of Stanfield House, shows skiers, some blind, some with one leg, in beautiful action.
 
SPECIAL DELIVERY EXCERPT: THE DEAF COMMUNICATE, Lawren Productions, Inc., 930 Pitner Ave., Evanston, IL 60202, 1987.
Audience : elementary, middle
Annotation: Focuses on use of hearing aids, on "signing", on participation (dance). Film format includes a special segment entitle "I Hear Your Hand", where a performer signs the song for and with young children.
 
SPECIAL DELIVERY: THE COMMON SHOW, Lawren Productions, Inc., 930 Pitner Ave., Evanston, IL 60202, 1987.
Audience : elementary
Annotation: Emphasizes that all people have some feelings, interests and abilities in common, while having other differences.
 
SPECIAL DELIVERY: THE POSITIVE SHOW, Lawren Productions, Inc., 930 Pitner Ave., Evanston, IL 60202, 1987.
Audience : elementary
Annotation: Emphasizes the abilities of people with handicaps.
 
SPECIAL DELIVERY: THE REINFORCEMENT SHOW, Lawren Productions, Inc., 930 Pitner Ave., Evanston, IL 60202, 1987.
Audience : elementary
Annotation: Shows people with handicaps coping in unexpected ways and interacting with non-handicapped peers.
 
SPECIAL DELIVERY: THE SPECIAL SHOW, Lawren Productions, Inc., 930 Pitner Ave., Evanston, IL 60202, 1987.
Audience : elementary
Annotation: Illustrates difficulties faced daily by people with handicaps, viewed from their perspective.
 
SPECIAL DELIVERY: THE WHY SHOW, Lawren Productions, Inc., 930 Pitner Ave., Evanston, IL 60202, 1987.
Audience : elementary
Annotation: identifies causes of some handicaps, emphasizes what people with handicaps can do.
 
SPINA BIFIDA.
KU #: 36
Subject: spina bifida
Annotation: Describes clinical problems, treatment, prognosis.
 
START BY LOVING, Lawren Productions, Inc., 930 Pitner Ave., Evanston, IL 60202 1987.
Subject: parenting
Audience : adult, professional
Annotation: Story of Jane, a single parent with a handicapped daughter, Linda, and a second child, teen-age Christy. Linda's handicap seems to hinder both teen-age and adult romance. Wholesome expression of love emerges with resolution of conflict.
 
STORIES FROM THE SCIENTISTS, Cold Spring Harbor, Laboratory Press Co., Fulfillment Department, 10 Skyline Drive, Plainview, NY 11803-2500, 1994.
KU #: 0-87969-462-9
Subject: DNA discovering
Audience : secondary, adult, teacher
Annotation: A documentary that tells the story of Francis Crick and James Watson. Describes the events that led to the discovery of the structure od DNA, and Hervert Boyer and Stanley Cohen recall their development of methods of combining DNA molecules and cloning genes. The narrative weaves together interviews, animation, re-enactment, and historical footage to illustrate the participants' scientific achievements, their personalities, and their individual approaches to the challenges of discovery.
 
STRANGERS IN TOWN, SVS, Inc., 1700 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, 1989.
Subject: Albinism
 
SUPPORT FOR PRENATAL DECISION, Support for Prenatal Decision, P.O. Box 1161, San Bernardino, CA 92402, 1994.
Subject: prenatal diagnosis
Audience : professional
Annotation: Developed as a teaching aid for professional and paraprofessionals working in the field of genetics and prenatal diagnosis, this film presents a panel of parents who have experienced prenatal diagnosis and chose to interrupt their pregnancy. Rental price $35 + shipping.
 
SYNDROMES ASSOCIATED WITH MULTIPLE CONGENITAL ANOMALIES, Bryan Hall, M.D., University of Kentucky, Division of Genetics and Dysmorphology, Dept. of Pediatrics, Lexington, KY 40536, 1990.
KU #: 40
Subject: multiple congenital anomalies
Audience : professional
Annotation: Syndromes described: Trisomy 21, 18, & 13, Prader-Willi 45, XO, Fragile X, NF Noonan, Crouzon, Stickler, Treacher Collins, Fanconi, TAR, diastrophic dysplasia, hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, Coffin-Lowry, Marfan, Ehlers-Danlos, OI, Williams, Rubenstein-Taybi,; de Lange, fetal alcohol, fetal hydantoin, VATER, CHARGE, potter, robin, Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber.
 
T.R.O.T. PREVIEW, OWL/TV.
KU #: 73
Subject: disabilities
Annotation: T.R.O.T. stands for Therapeutic Riding of Tuscon. Here's a look at T.R.O.T.'s inspiring program to help disabled children learn to ride horseback. A physical therapist explains the therapy horseback riding provides, but he real stars are the students. Blind and otherwise disabled children talk about what T.R.O.T. means to them. We share their riding triumphs and gain a greater awareness of the world of the disabled. With study guide.
 
TECHNIQUES FOR TEACHING LABORATORY: VOL 1 RAPID COLONY TRANSFORMATION, Cold Spring Harbor, Laboratory Press Co., Fulfillment Department, 10 Skyline Drive, Plainview, NY 11803-2500, 1991.
KU #: 45
Subject: Laboratory Techniques
Audience : adult, professional
Annotation: DNA Learning Center of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Step-by-step how to successfully prepare for and perform the AP lab on bacteria colony transformation.
 
TECHNIQUES FOR THE TEACHING LABORATORY: VOL. 2 DNA RESTRICTION ANALYSIS, Cold Spring Harbor, Laboratory Press Co., Fulfillment Department, 10 Skyline Drive, Plainview, NY 11803-2500, 1991.
KU #: 46
Subject: laboratory techniques
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
Annotation: Suggested activity in the Advanced Placement biology syllabus, restriction analysis is an appropriate introduction to molecular genetics for general biology, genetics, or microbiology courses. The laboratory demonstrates that DNA can be precisely manipulated and that it behaves as predicted by the structure discovered by Watson and Crick. The experiment demonstrates how a pattern of restriction fragments produces a characteristic 'DNA fingerprint' and how individual genes can be isolated for detailed study.
 
TELECOURSE ON THE HUMAN GENOME PROJECT: EXPLORING THE SCIENTIFIC AND HUMANISTIC DIMENSIONS, MCET, 38 Sidney Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, 1993.
KU #: 87
Subject: HGP, ELSI
Audience : secondary, adult
Annotation: Telecourse video series including videotapes, teleconferences, and broadcasts. Topics include: families living with Huntington disease, fragile-X, cancer, cystic fibrosis, research, moral and ethical choices, experts, basic genetics, genomic mapping and sequencing, current events in genetic research and medicine, bioethical decision making, patterns of inheritance, DNA identification and data banking, genetics \ discrimination, gene therapy, ethical, legal and social implications, genetic screening and counseling, prenatal diagnosis, informed consent, disability awareness, media analysis, gene therapy, and much more!
 
TEMPLATE FUNCTIONS OF DNA, Carolina Biological Supply Company, 2700 York Road, Burlington, NC 27215, 1977.
Annotation: Slide or filmstrip set, or VHS. Describes in detail how the structure of a DNA molecule conveys genetic information. The DNA and RNA interactions during transcription, involving enzymes and promotors are presented. Advanced high school or college level.
 
THALASSEMIA: IT'S YOUR CHOICE, University of Rochester.
KU #: 29
Subject: thalassemia
 
THALIDOMIDE: STILL WITH US, Films for the Humanities and Sciences, P.O. Box 2053, Princeton, NJ 08543, 1994.
KU #: gx4434
Subject: medication
Audience : teacher, adult, professional
Annotation: They are in their thirties now, the children of mothers whose doctors prescribed thalidomide to offset morning sickness. At the time, the pharmaceutical manufacturers had good reasons to suspect the drug was causing the malformations but withheld the information. After there was an epidemic of deformed infants, the drug disappeared. This program reports how thalidomide is quietly finding its way back into medical use around the world.
 
THANKS MOM AND DAD: PROFILES OF PATRICK, CDMRC Media.
Annotation: Profiles Patrick, a young man with Down syndrome, from preschool to postgraduation. Patrick represents a new generation of persons with Down syndrome who have received the benefits of a nurturing home, early intervention, and challenging educational opportunities.
 
THAT'S MY NAME-DON'T WEAR IT OUT!, Coronet Film & Video, 1977.
Annotation: A troublesome but sensitive adolescent befriends a deaf youngster. Both boys mature from this relationship.
 
THE AMISH: FAMILY LEGACY, 1987.
KU #: 1
Subject: short stature, amish
Annotation: Well-made film about population genetics principles and interplay with Amish culture; though attention to clinical issues is limited, several families are interviewed and medical geneticists from Johns Hopkins discuss their work.
 
THE BEAUTY WITHIN, AboutFace, 1993.
KU #: 109
Subject: facial disfigurement
THE DECISION, 60 MINUTES program,  Ambrose Video Publishing Company, P.O. Box 2054, S. Burlington, VT 05407, 1992.
KU #: 60
Subject: medical genetics
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
Annotation: Airdate 5/10/92
 
THE BOOK OF MAN, BBC Productions, 1989.
KU #: 100
Subject: mitochondria
 
THE CELL CYCLE, MITOSIS, AND CELL DIVISION, Biology Media.
 
THE CELL: BASIC UNIT OF LIFE, United Learning.
Annotation: Junior High level. Carefully drawn and labelled illustrations present fundamentals of cell structure and behavior. The teacher has complete control over the progression of the filmstrip frames. Four captioned filmstrips: Cells: What Are They; Cell Functions; Cell Structure; Cell Division.
 
THE CELL: ITS STRUCTURE, Carolina Biological Supply Company, 2700 York Road, Burlington, NC 27215.
Annotation: A presentation of general cell structure and function. The cell is presented as a dynamic unit of life. Electron photographs are combined with interpretive illustrations of such organelles as mitochondria.
 
THE CF CARRIER TEST: IS IT FOR ME?, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Molecular Genetics, 6550 Fannin, Smith Tower #921, Houston, TX 77030, 1994.
KU #: 106
Subject: cystic fibrosis
Audience : teacher, adult, professional
 
THE CHILDREN OF EVE (NOVA SERIES) #CA-5132C, 1980.
Subject: human evolution
Annotation: Was there an Eve after all? One hundred years after Charles Darwin first proposed his theory of natural selection, a new controversy has arisen, causing scientists to formulate new theories about human evolution. NOVA investigates archaeological and genetic evidence suggesting that organic evolution is rapid and episodic, not gradualistic as previously believed.
 
THE CHRONICALLY ILL STUDENT: ON THE ROAD TO LEARNING, Sickle Cell Awareness Group.
 
THE CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS OF FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME, Flora & Company, P.O. Box 8263, Albuquerque, NM 87198-8263, 1994.
KU #: AP-191
Subject: alcoholism, fetal alcohol syndrome
Audience : professional
Annotation: FAS is the most common known cause of mental deficiency, but identifying the condition may be difficult. Since there are no confirmatory laboratory or imaging tests, the diagnosis depends on the clinical recognition of often subtle clinical features. The diagnostic techniques described on this video are the product of the clinical examination of more than 1000 children referred for evaluation for FAS. The video has been designed to give health care professionals sharpened observational skills, enhance diagnostic confidence, and improve patient service.
 
THE DINOSAUR AGE, 1988.
KU #: 71
 
THE EFFECTS OF DRUG ABUSE ON THE PREGNANT WOMAN AND HER BABY, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Education and Health Promotion Department, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605, 1987.
Annotation: Audiocassette program which presents highlights of the 1987 national conference on drug use and pregnancy.
 
THE ETHICAL CHALLENGE: FOUR BIOMEDICAL CASE STUDIES, The Center for Humanities.
Annotation: Using basic factual material and case studies, this unit examines the problems inherent in behavior control, compulsory genetic screening, allocating scarce resources for organ transplants, and the decision to treat or not treat a patient.
 
THE ETHICS OF GENETIC CONTROL, The Center for Humanities.
Annotation: Teacher's Guide, Library Kit, 2 Sound Slide Parts. Advances in modern medicine have made it possible for people with inherited diseases to survive into childbearing years and pass on defective genes. Techniques have been developed to predict and control genetic diseases. This program examines the implications of the questions raised by these developments about the rights of parents, society, and the unborn.
 
THE GENE, Ward's Natural Science Establishment, Inc., 5100 West Henrietta Road, P.O. Box 92912, Rochester, NY 14692-9012, 1995.
KU #: 193 W 0085
Subject: recombinant DNA
Audience : middle, secondary
 
THE GENE (2 PARTS), HRM Science.
 
THE GENE ENGINEERS -#409, Ruth Gold, WGBH Distribution.
 
THE GENETIC CHANCE - #319, Ruth Gold, WGBH Distribution.
 
THE GENETIC CODE: TRANSCRIPTION AND PROTEIN SYNTHESIS, Ward's Natural Science Establishment, Inc., 5100 West Henrietta Road, P.O. Box 92912, Rochester, NY 14692-9012, 1995.
KU #: 193 W 6453
Audience : middle, secondary
Annotation: Six modules illustrate how genetic instructions are used to produce proteins, the enzymatic and structural molecules of life. Modules include: Protein Structure of Life, DNA Transcription to mRNA, Protein Synthesis, The Intron Puzzle, Gene Regulation and Mutation. Live action.
 
THE GENETIC GAMBLE, Coronet Film & Video, 1985.
Annotation: NOVA explores the technical and ethical problems of applying breakthroughs in genetic science to curing human disease.
 
THE GENETIC GAMBLE (NOVA SERIES) #CA-4934C, Coronet Film & Video, 1985.
Annotation: NOVA journeys into the medical unknown to explore the technical and ethical problems of applying breakthroughs in genetic science to curing human disease. This sensitive program focuses on a family and physician willing to take the genetic gamble.
 
THE GENETIC MATERIAL, Carolina Biological Supply Company, 2700 York Road, Burlington, NC 27215, 1985.
Annotation: Discusses early experiments that led to the discovery of the genetic material, DNA.
 
THE GENETIC MATERIAL SET, Carolina Biological Supply Company, 2700 York Road, Burlington, NC 27215, 1985.
Annotation: Twenty frames. Describes the early experiments that characterized DNA as the genetic material. Experiments with pneumococcus, bacteriophages, and viruses are cited. Printed guide included. High school or college.
 
THE GENETICS OF TRANSPLANTATION, Milner Fenwick, Inc., 2125 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093.
 
THE HUMAN GENOME PROJECT, National Center for Human Genome Research, Building 38A, Room 617, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892, 1991.
KU #: 89
Subject: HGP
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
 
THE HUMAN GENOME PROJECT, University of California, San Francisco, 1991.
KU #: 92
Subject: HGP
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
 
THE HUMAN GENOME PROJECT, Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Key Note Address, University of Michigan, Education Program, Human Genome Center, 2570 MSRBII, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0674, 1993.
KU #: 113
Subject: HGP
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
Annotation: This video features a talk about the Human Genome Project given by Dr. Granic Collins, the recently appointed Director of the National Center for Human Genome Research at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Collins was the keynote speaker at the conclusion of a week-long workshop for high school science teachers held in the summer of 1993 at the Michigan Human Genome Center, organized by the Center's Education Program. References at certain points during the presentation are made to events which took place during the workshop.
 
THE HUMAN GENOME PROJECT: BIOLOGICAL NATURE AND SOCIAL OPPORTUNITIES, 1991.
KU #: 88
Subject: HGP
Audience : secondary
Annotation: A Stanford Centennial Symposium. Including: scientific, medical and ethical implications, social and ethical implication (volumes 1-8).
 
THE HUMAN GENOME PROJECT: STANFORD CENTENNIAL SYMPOSIUM, BIOLOGICAL NATURE AND SOCIAL OPPORTUNITIES, PARTS 1-8, Stanford Alumni Association, Bowman Alumni House, Stanford, CA 94035-4005, 1992.
Subject: HGP
 
THE HUMAN KARYOTYPE, University Park Press, 300 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.
 
THE IMPOSSIBLE TAKES A LITTLE LONGER, Indiana University, 1989.
Annotation: Portrays the varied textures of the personal and professional lives of four women with disabilities. Each developed creative solutions to frustrations encountered in the workplace and at home caused both by their disability and by being women. Relevant to all educational and occupational settings. Geared for high school, college, and adult audiences.
 
THE INTERNET, Mimi Rietsch, M.S., Genetic Counseling Program, 124 Front St., Binghamton, NY 13905, 1994.
Subject: Introduction to the Internet
Audience : secondary, adult, professional, teacher
Annotation: Introduction to the internet, provides a broad overview and covers a lot of content regarding the internet. The vocabulary of terms used on the internet are very clearly defined with humor, with the use of graphics, with video and with interactive discussion. A current, highly instructional video that may be used by already "online" nerds or in conjunction with a little background education for newbies.
 
THE INVISIBLE CHILDREN, Coronet Film & Video, 1980.
Annotation: Film of an actual classroom presentation of Kids on the Block puppet show. The puppets represent children in all their variety: some with deafness, blindness, or cerebral palsy. The puppets tour the country encouraging non-disabled children to ask and learn about their handicapped peers.
 
THE KID WHO WOULDN'T QUIT, Coronet Film & Video, 1988.
Annotation: Dramatization of the life of Brad Silverman, born in 1966 with Down Syndrome. Despite his handicap, Brad proved to be just as motivated as other youngsters. Brad achieved his dream and graduated from Pasadena High School with the rest of his class. The first individual with Down Syndrome to enroll in a community college, he continues his education.
 
THE LYSENKO AFFAIR - #212, Ruth Gold, WGBH Distribution.
 
THE MANY FACES OF NF, National Neurofibromatosis Foundation, 1996.
Subject: neurofibromatosis
Audience : secondary, teacher
 
THE MARCH OF DIMES VIDEO NEWS MINUTES #'S 1 - 14.
KU #: 66
Subject: March of Dimes
 
THE MARCH OF DIMES VIDEO NEWS MINUTE #15, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Education and Health Promotion Department, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605.
KU #: 67
Subject: March of Dimes
 
THE MARFAN SYNDROME: CELEBRATING HOPE STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Hospital HCEN, 300 Pasteur Drive, Hoover N2A, Stanford, CA 94305, 1994.
Subject: marfan syndrome
 
THE MECHANISM OF INHERITANCE, McGraw-Hill Films.
 
THE NEW GENETICS: RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES, The Center for Humanities.
Annotation: Genetic counseling and current screening processes for genetic diseases. Explores the ramifications of the transfer of genes from one organism to another, the manufacture of specific genes in the laboratory, in vitro fertilization, cloning and 'test tube' babies.
 
THE OI NEWBORN...A LOVING LOOK AT THE FUTURE, Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation.
Annotation: Professionally produced half-hour video includes medical opinions, parents' concerns, and a show-tell on handling a baby with OI. The viewer will be able to learn from other parents who share common experiences. 'An informative, thoughtful and realistic description of brittle bone disease, osteogenesis imperfecta. This is a caring picture of what parents may expect in the present and future for their affected child and for themselves. This color video is interesting, accurate and technically very well done.'--Dr. G. Donald Whedon, Shriner Hospital for Crippled Children.
 
THE ONE OF US - PART I, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Education and Health Promotion Department, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605.
 
THE ONE OF US: PART II, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Education and Health Promotion Department, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605.
 
THE OTHER CHILDREN, Special Citizens Futures, Unlimited, Inc.
Annotation: Excerpts from a panel discussion with siblings of persons with varying handicaps.
 
THE PERFECT BABY, 1990.
KU #: 39
Subject: birth defects
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
Annotation: Genetic information - issues.
 
THE POINT, MacMillan Audio Brandon.
 
THE POINT COLOR, MacMillan Audio Brandon.
Annotation: Animated. Film for younger children about an enchanting fantasy about an unusual kingdom in which everything is pointed except a young boy named Oblio. The story reveals how it is okay to be different.
 
THE PREDICTIVE TESTING PROGRAM FOR HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE, University Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver UBC Site, Room f168, 2211 Westbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 2B5, 1988.
Subject: Huntington disease
Audience : adult, professional
Annotation: Not helpful. Does not address psychosocial or ethical issues. The quality is similar to a home movie.
 
THE PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS VIDEO SERIES: AFP SCREENING, Golden Door Productions, 10th & Parker, Berkeley, CA 94710, 1992.
Subject: prenatal diagnosis
 
THE PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS VIDEO SERIES: AMNIOCENTESIS, Golden Door Productions, 10th & Parker, Berkeley, CA 94710, 1992.
Subject: prenatal diagnosis
 
THE PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS VIDEO SERIES: CVS, Golden Door Productions, 10th & Parker, Berkeley, CA 94710, 1992.
Subject: prenatal diagnosis
 
THE PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS VIDEO SERIES: CVS & AMNIOCENTESIS, Golden Door Productions, 10th & Parker, Berkeley, CA 94710, 1992.
Subject: prenatal diagnosis
 
THE PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS VIDEO SERIES: POSITIVE HIGH AFP, Golden Door Productions, 10th & Parker, Berkeley, CA 94710, 1992.
Subject: prenatal diagnosis
 
THE PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS VIDEO SERIES: POSITIVE LOW AFP, Golden Door Productions, 10th & Parker, Berkeley, CA 94710, 1992.
Subject: prenatal diagnosis
 
THE PURPLE ADVENTURES OF LADY ELAINE FAIRCHILDE, Family Communications, Inc.
Annotation: For younger children. Drawn from past Mr. Roger's Neighborhood segments. Stories place high value on being different without emphasizing the idea of being handicapped.
 
THE RH-NEGATIVE MOTHER, Milner Fenwick, Inc., 2125 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093.
 
THE SAME INSIDE, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Education and Health Promotion Department, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605, 1983.
KU #: 49
Subject: birth defects
Annotation: Sensitive film for ages 5-11 presents four special needs children talking about their handicaps. The children share their feelings about their treatment from others, their hopes, their dreams and fears. Four children with birth defects talk about themselves and their handicaps. A guide accompanying the film suggests ways for teachers to reenforce the important message.
 
THE SECRET OF LIFE (PREVIEW), WGBH, Education Outreach, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA 02134, 1992.
KU #: 63
Subject: basic genetics
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
 
THE SECRET OF LIFE: THE REVOLUTION IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, PART 1-8, Films for the Humanities in Science, P.O. Box 2053, Princeton, NJ 08543-2053, 1993.
Subject: Molecular Biology
Annotation: 8 hrs.
 
THE SECRET OF LIFE: "THE IMMORTAL THREAD" AND "ACCIDENTS OF CREATION" (PROGRAMS 1 AND 2), WGBH, Education Outreach, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA 02134, 1993.
KU #: 102
Subject: basic genetics
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
Annotation: Program 1: 'The Immortal Thread' discusses DNA as the single thread that binds together all forms of life. The program investigates scientists' attempts to find genetic structures common to a variety of living creatures as well as the ambitious effort to identify the function of every single human gene. Program 2: 'Accidents of Creation' examines how mutation allows genetically related organisms, like the Silversword plant and the Greensword plant, to adapt to widely varying environments; how variations in key genes, such as those involved in manufacturing lysozyme, can create new species; and how the loss of genetic diversity now threatens some species' survival.
 
THE SECRET OF LIFE: "BIRTH, SEX, DEATH" AND "CONQUERING CANCER" (PROGRAMS 3 AND 4), WGBH, Education Outreach, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA 02134, 1993.
KU #: 103
Subject: basic genetics
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
Annotation: Program 3: 'Birth, Sex, Death' explores how our genes tell us what - or who - to become. It begins by examining how regulatory genes govern cell differentiation and organ development, and then examines the role genes play in gender and aging processes. Program 4: 'Conquering Cancer' begins with a success story, recounting how scientists discovered they could detect genetic susceptibility to retinoblastoma - a childhood eye cancer - before the disease struck. The program tracks scientists' continuing efforts to both identify genes that predispose people to different kinds of cancer (including breast cancer) and test promising new treatments.
 
THE SECRET OF LIFE: "THE MOUSE THAT LAID THE GOLDEN EGG" AND "CELL WARS" (PROGRAMS 5 AND 6), WGBH, Education Outreach, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA 02134, 1993.
KU #: 104
Subject: basic genetics
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
Annotation: Program 5: 'The Mouse That Laid the Golden Egg' addresses the controversial use of recombinant DNA to transfer genes between species. Biotechnology-industry executives, animal-rights activists, and ethicists discuss the use of farm animals to mass-produce human proteins such as hemoglobin, factor IX (used to treat hemophilia) and TPA (used to treat heart attacks). Program 6: 'Cell Wars' investigates the role of the body's immune system in fighting disease. Scientists discuss how a deeper understanding of immunology may allow them to develop new therapies for illnesses as diverse as schistosomiasis, multiple sclerosis, and AIDS.
 
THE SECRET OF LIFE: "CHILDREN BY DESIGN" AND "WHO ARE YOU" (PROGRAMS 7 AND 8), WGBH, Education Outreach, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA 02134, 1993.
KU #: 105
Subject: basic genetics
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
Annotation: Program 7: 'Children By Design' investigates the use of genetic screening techniques to identify 'desirable' embryos and to identify adults at risk for particular diseases. The program traces the first use of gene therapy on a child and raises the question of how far we should go in determining or altering an individual's genetic makeup. Program 8: 'Who Are You?' concludes the series by examining the debate over the role genes play in human behavior. To explore how culture and biology make us who we are, the program takes us from the annual Twins Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio, to a celebration of Kwakuitl culture on Vancouver Island.
 
THE SICKLE CELL STORY, Milner Fenwick, Inc., 2125 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093.
 
THE STORY OF SUSAN MCKELLAR, Filmakers Library, 1980.
Annotation: Explores the psychosocial aspects of cystic fibrosis. Emphasis is on the therapies used to treat cystic fibrosis. Discussion of research is featured. High school or college.
 
THE TOUGHEST BARRIER, Coronet Film & Video, 1981.
Annotation: An amazing group of handicapped individuals proves that disabled people need not be pitied and helped. Jim doesn't permit his crutches to interfere with his operation of a big farm. Betty may be considered 'slow,' but she holds a job and makes friends easily. Tom dances and plays football from his wheelchair. Jim says, 'The toughest barrier for any disabled person is the attitude of society.'
 
THEIR BEST TEACHER, Lawren Productions, Inc., 930 Pitner Ave., Evanston, IL 60202, 1987.
Subject: mental retardation
Audience : teacher, adult, professional
Annotation: Jay Turnbull at age 15 is the moderately retarded son of Rud and Ann Turnbull, both professors of Special Education at the University of Kansas. They tell how living with Jay has added to their own education and expertise, and so to the benefit of their students.
 
THEY CALL ME NAMES, BFA Educational Media.
Annotation: Portrays the lives of mentally different young people and explores how they perceive a world in which they are told they are different.
 
THINK AHEAD! IS THERE A BABY IN YOUR FUTURE?, March of Dimes, P.O. Box 1657, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703, 1995.
Audience : secondary, adult, teacher
Annotation: Paternal involvement, exploring family history, avoidance of environmental and drug exposures, a section for women on pre-pregnancy health issues. NSGC's Judith Benkendorf served as the clinical consultant. Helpful 46-page booklet accompanies raising appropriate issues for any couple planning a pregnancy.
 
THROUGH THE GENETIC MAZE: A BEAUTIFUL BABY BUT..., Audio-Visual Services, 1982.
KU #: 33
Subject: Down syndrome
Annotation: Discusses Down Syndrome. Teaching guide available.
 
THROUGH THE GENETIC MAZE: TO BUILD OUR FUTURE, Audio-Visual Services, 1982.
KU #: 34
Subject: ethical issues
Annotation: Discusses ethical issues. Teaching guide available.
 
THROUGH THE GENETIC MAZE: TWO EDGED SWORD, Audio-Visual Services, 1982.
KU #: 32
Subject: Tay-sachs
Annotation: Discusses Tay-Saches. Teaching Guide available.
 
THROUGH THE GENETIC MAZE: WE CAN DECIDE, Audio-Visual Service, 1982.
KU #: 48
Subject: amniocentesis
Annotation: Discusses amniocentesis. Teaching guide available.
 
TICS AND RELATED DISORDERS (TOURETTE'S SYNDROME), Media Service Librarian, A.W. Calhoun Med.
 
TOURETTE SYNDROME: A GUIDE TO DIAGNOSIS, Tourette Syndrome Society, 42-40 Bell Blvd., Bayside, NY 11361-2861.
Subject: Tourette Syndrome
Audience : adult, professional
Annotation: People with Tourette Syndrome explain what the syndrome is like, as they demonstrate the symptoms. The video covers the psychological aspects of diagnosis. The content of the video is appropriate to be used by genetic counselors, medical personnel and social workers.
 
TOURETTE SYNDROME: THE SUDDEN INTRUDER (Medical Version), Behavioral Sciences Media Lab.
 
TOURETTE SYNDROME: THE SUDDEN INTRUDER (PBS Version), Behavioral Sciences Media Lab.
 
TRANSLATING THE CODE: PROTEIN SYNTHESIS, Ward's Natural Science Establishment, Inc., 5100 West Henrietta Road, P.O. Box 92912, Rochester, NY 14692-9012, 1995.
KU #: 193 W 0900
Subject: DNA, protein synthesis
Audience : secondary, adult
 
TRIPLE MARKER SCREENING, Golden Door Productions, 10th & Parker, Berkeley, CA 94710, 1994.
Subject: Genetic testing, Triple Marker screening
 
TURNER SYNDROME: A GUIDE FOR FAMILIES, Turner Syndrome Society of the US, 15500 Wayzata Blvd., Wayzata, MN 55391.
Subject: Turner Syndrome
Audience : adult, professional, teacher
Annotation: Presentation of actual people who have Turner Syndrome. Scientific material is presented with feeling. Recommended for medical staff and in parent support groups.
 
TWINS - #820, Ruth Gold, WGBH Distribution.
 
TWITCH AND SHOUT, New Day Films, 22 D Hollywood Avenue, Ho-ho-kus, NJ 07423, 1994.
Subject: Tourette Syndrome
Audience : elementary, middle, secondary, adult, teacher
Annotation: Intimate journey into the world of tourette syndrome, allowing the viewer to stare, to make contact, and ultimately to understand some of the people living with it. Told through the eyes of a photojournalist with TS who traveled around the world taking pictures of others like himself with TS. Individuals: $60; Non-profit org: 135; Institutions: $310; rental: $70.
 
ULTRASOUND IN PREGNANCY - THE N.I.H. CONSENSUS STATEMENT, Media Service Librarian, A.W. Calhoun Med.
 
UNDERSTANDING FRAGILE X SYNDROME, Center for Human and Molecular Genetics, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, 90 Bergen Street, Suite #5400, Newark, NJ 07103-2499.
Subject: Fragile X
Audience : secondary, adult, teacher
Annotation: Easy to understand and keeps your attention. Good job of explaining the genetics of Fragile X. Families who have experienced having a child with Fragile X explain their experiences.
 
UNDERSTANDING HUMAN REPRODUCTION (2 PARTS), HRM Science.
 
UNDERSTANDING SPINA BIFIDA, ACCESS Plan, University of Kansas Medical Center, Dept. of Preventive Medicine, A Maternal and Child Health Services, Kansas City, KS 66160, 1993.
KU #: 58
Subject: spina bifida
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
 
UNDERSTANDING THE CELL, United Learning.
Annotation: Junior High level. 4 filmstrips and cassettes or 2 VHS videostrips. Includes teacher's guide with lesson plans, student activities, answer keys, set of masters. First episode: living things are made of cells that come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and arrangements. Proteins, DNA, carbohydrates, fats, and water are all presented as the program discusses cell composition. Second episode: describes the internal structure of the cell and the processes of diffusion, osmosis, active transport, and photosynthesis. Third episode: cell reproduction, DNA, mitosis. Fourth episode: levels of organization found in plants and animals. Compares cell, tissue, organ and organism relationship to organization of a city with household, blocks, neighborhoods, and districts.
 
UNFINISHED CHILD, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Education and Health Promotion Department, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605.
 
UTILIZING COMPUTERS TO FACILITATE LANGUAGE IN PRESCHOOL CHILDREN WITH DOWN SYNDROME, Association for Children with Down Syndrome, 2616 Martin Avenue, Bellmore, NY 11710.
Subject: Down Syndrome children using computers
Audience : teacher
Annotation: Demonstrates the use of computers to facilitate language with preschool children with Down Syndrome. Specific adaptive equipment is demonstrated by speech and language pathologists working with young children.
 
WE'RE ALMOST HOME NOW, Aquarius Productions, Inc., 5 Powderhouse Lane, P.O. Box 1159, Sherborn, MA 01770.
Subject: Bereavement Issues / Children
 
WELCOME HOME, JELLYBEAN, Coronet Film & Video, 1986.
Annotation: Based on the book by Marlene Fanta Shyer. Emotion-packed family drama depicts the disruption that results when a mother decides she can no longer tolerate the warehouse conditions of her severely retarded daughter's institutional home. Against her family's wishes, she brings Geraldine home. Shows the difficulties and the satisfactions.
 
WHAT COLOR ARE YOU?, Britannica Film & Video.
Annotation: Explains that mutations in genes produce different traits in an individual and that the changed individual will survive and produce offspring like oneself.
 
WHAT DO I TELL MY CHILDREN?, Aquarius Productions, Inc., 5 Powderhouse Lane, P.O. Box 1159, Sherborn, MA 01770.
Subject: Bereavement Issues / Children
 
 
 
WHAT IS FAS?, Altschul Group Corporation, 1560 Sherman Ave, Suite 100, Evanston, IL 60201, 1989.
Subject: fetal alcohol syndrome
 
WHERE DOES LIFE COME FROM?, Britannica Film & Video.
Annotation: Concepts of reproduction, growth, and life cycles are introduced through a study of life forms that develop from seeds and eggs. Time-lapse and close-up photography reveal the miracle and continuity of life. A chick emerges from an egg, and seeds sprout stems that produce trees and plants which recreate life through new seeds.
 
WHO'S IN YOUR GENES?, DNA Data Banks, Sweet Pea Communications, P.O. Box 912, Topanga, CA 90290, 1996.
KU #: kit# cfp-206
Subject: Ethics and privacy issues in DNA data banking
Audience : secondary, professional, adult
Annotation: wwwurl: http://www.forests.com/cfpvideo Widely used to stimulate discussion of ethical issues.
 
WINDING YOUR WAY THROUGH DNA: DISCOVERING THE WONDER OF DNA (1 of 6), Cold Spring Harbor, Laboratory Press Co., Fulfillment Department, 10 Skyline Drive, Plainview, NY 11803-2500, 1992.
KU #: 80
Subject: DNA technology
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
Annotation: A videotape library in which Nobel Prize winners Harold Varmus, James Watson, Paul Berg, and 15 other outstanding scientists guide you through the history, language, applications, and social impact of DNA technology. Tape 1: How did it all begin? What were the benchmark discoveries that started the revolution in DNA technology? How did those discoveries change the way scientists viewed the role of DNA? What do 'chromosome', 'gene', 'genetic engineering' and 'DNA' really mean? Learn the answers to these and other questions on tapes 1 and 2. Introduction. The Riddle of the Helix by James D. Watson gives a personal story of the early days of DNA research and of the historic discovery that set the world of science on its heels. Learning the Language of Life, how scientists learned to read the language of DNA and move its world around.
 
WINDING YOUR WAY THROUGH DNA: DISCOVERING THE WONDERS OF DNA (2 of 6), Cold Spring Harbor, Laboratory Press Co., Fulfillment Department, 10 Skyline Drive, Plainview, NY 11803-2500, 1992.
KU #: 81
Subject: DNA technology
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
Annotation: Discovering The Wonders of DNA continued. From Corned Beef to Cloning. How a late-night talk about the possibility of cloning DNA became a moment of personal discovery and sparked the revolution in DNA technology. Those Marvelous Molecular Manufacturing Plants. How DNA can now be engineered in the lab to produce large amounts of useful proteins. The Double Talking Helix Blues. A bit of musical whimsy written by Joel Herskowitz and performed by his brother Ira Herskowitz, Ph.D., the singing scientist of the University of California, San Francisco.
 
WINDING YOUR WAY THROUGH DNA: NEW WAYS TO USE DNA (3 of 6), Cold Spring Harbor, Laboratory Press Co., Fulfillment Department, 10 Skyline Drive, Plainview, NY 11803-2500, 1992.
KU #: 82
Subject: DNA technology
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
Annotation: New Ways to Use DNA. How can DNA technology predict future illness and produce new medical therapies? What effects will this technology have on health care here and around the globe? How is DNA technology being used to increase our food supply? These questions will be addressed on tapes 3 and 4. Introduction. New Weapons in the War Against Disease. How DNA technology is changing medical practice and care. DNA Technology for the Third World: what DNA technology can do to fight disease in developing countries.
 
WINDING YOUR WAY THROUGH DNA: NEW WAYS TO USE DNA CONTINUED (4 of 6), Cold Spring Harbor, Laboratory Press Co., Fulfillment Department, 10 Skyline Drive, Plainview, NY 11803-2500, 1992.
KU #: 83
Subject: DNA technology
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
Annotation: New Ways To Use DNA continued. Green Genes. Looking for ways to produce stronger, heartier, more marketable plants with DNA technology. Tales Our Genes Call Tell Us. How Scientists are now able to 'read' our genes and use what they learn to diagnose inherited disorders.
 
WINDING YOUR WAY THROUGH DNA: ASKING THE TOUGH QUESTIONS ABOUT DNA TECHNOLOGY (5 of 6), Cold Spring Harbor, Laboratory Press Co., Fulfillment Department, 10 Skyline Drive, Plainview, NY 11803-2500, 1992.
KU #: 84
Subject: DNA technology
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
Annotation: Asking the Tough Questions About DNA Technology. What are the ethics of using DNA technology to disclose our medical futures? Should the government regulate this new technology? Could DNA technology get out of control? Will DNA evidence now be used to decide court cases? How is technology affecting society in general and each of us as individuals? How can we exploit the benefits and limit the risks? On tapes 5 and 6, the questions each of us must ask will be explored. Introduction by Richard M. Myers, PhD, director, Human Genome Mapping Center at the University of California, San Francisco. Walking the Ethical Tightrope by Neil Holtzman, MD, MPH, professor of pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD. Superplant to the Rescue or Monsters in our Backyard? by Roger N. Beachy, PhD, Scripps Family professor, Scripps Research Institute, LaFolla, CA.
 
WINDING YOUR WAY THROUGH DNA: ASKING THE TOUGH QUESTIONS ABOUT DNA TECHNOLOGY CONTINUED (6 of 6), Cold Spring Harbor, Laboratory Press Co., Fulfillment Department, 10 Skyline Drive, Plainview, NY 11803-2500, 1992.
KU #: 85
Subject: DNA technology
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
Annotation: Asking the Tough Questions About DNA Technology continued. Should DNA Be Kept at Bay? A look at the pros and cons of government regulation of DNA technology. DNA on the Witness Stand. This issue concerning the use of genetic evidence in civil and criminal court cases. Symposium in Perspective: Learning to Live With Technology. How society can adjust to the impact of new technology.
 
WOMAN-CHILD, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Education and Health Promotion Department, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605.
 
WORLD OF THE RIGHT SIZE, Nebraska Psychiatric Institute.
Annotation: Causes and effects of mental retardation and what our responsibility is to the problem.
 
X-LINKED DISORDERS, University Park Press, 300 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.
 
X-LINKED INHERITANCE, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Education and Health Promotion Department, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605.
 
YOUR BABY HAS DOWN SYNDROME, The Mackenzie Sara Noca Charitable Trust, P.O. Box 14135, Pittsburgh, PA 15239.
Subject: Down Syndrome
Audience : secondary, adult
Annotation: Parents of a child with Down Syndrome, relate the stories of six families and how Down Syndrome has affected their lives. Upbeat and positive, the film highlights how persons with Down Syndrome are more like others than they are different. It also reviews chromosomal causes of Down Syndrome and common medical concerns. This video is particularly useful with new parents who have just learned their child's diagnosis.
 
YOURS TO KEEP, National Down Syndrome Society, 666 Broadway, Suite 810, New York, NY 10012, 1990.
Subject: Down syndrome
Audience : secondary, adult, professional
Annotation: Portrait of John Taylor, an engaging, ambitious teenager who happens to have Down Syndrome. Like any teen his age, John graduates from high school, attends his senior prom and must face the prospect of finding a job. This classic coming-of-age story tells the tale of a young man who must come to terms with society's limited expectations of him. John's passion is 1970's rock and roll, and he has an encyclopedic memory for music history. His dream is to be a disk jockey. After several disappointments in the job market, John remarkably lands a Hollywood film role playing a youth with Down Syndrome. "Yours to Keep" documents John's striking success on the set and his blushing first encounter with the feature film's star, actress Demi Moore. Through conversations with his "alter ego", a Kermit the Frog hand puppet, John shares his dreams and fears, providing insight into his complex world.
 
ZOOM, Encyclopedia Britannica, Education Corp.
Annotation: Series of 5 action films designed to help students, teachers, and others become acquainted with the problems of handicapped youngsters as they become integrated into the normal educational settings and home.

Updated October 17, 1996


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