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Our cells perform an amazingly vast variety of tasks within our body, from the brain cells that transfer the electronic impulses related to thoughts, to the white blood cells that wage war on harmful foreign intruders. Perhaps even more remarkable, almost all of our cells are different interpretations of the same exact code: our unique DNA sequence. Using musicians and conductors interpreting a score as a metaphor, Epigenome: The Symphony in Your Cells explains how cells reading from the same code are able perform distinct functions, and how chemicals can alter these functions over time.
Director: Thom Hoffman
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Nature and landscape
Take a serene hike through an ancient forest, inspired by a Miyazaki masterpiece
Design and fashion
The mundane becomes mesmerising in this deep dive into segmented displays
A song of ice, fire and jelly – exploring the physics and history of the trumpet
Tour the European architecture that dreamed of a wondrous, fictitious China
Animals and humans
An artist and ants collaborate on an exhibit of ‘tiny Abstract Expressionist paintings’
How a curious question about colouring maps changed mathematics forever
The rise and fall of Kowloon Walled City, Hong Kong’s infamous urban monolith