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    Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers more than 66,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas, including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. Below are just a few videos available to you, search Academic Video Online for more videos on areas within biological sciences.

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     The Cauldron of Life

    Liz Bonnin joins a scientific team aboard the research vessel the Alucia on an expedition across the Galapagos Islands.

     The Dinosaur Echo

    The Dinosaur Echo is a documentary by Canadian filmmaker Brandy Yanchyk about the renaissance of paleontology in Canada today and what dinosaurs can teach us about climate change. The film introduces us to a new generation of paleontologists who are making extraordinary dinosaur discoveries in Alberta and British Columbia in Canada.

     Science and Spirituality with the Dalai Lama

    At a monastery in a remote part of southern India, a unique partnership is taking shape between scientists and Tibetan Buddhist monks. It is a convergence between science and spirituality, forming insights into mindfulness, meditation, even happiness, and the impact all of that can have on our physical health. The champion of this cause is none other than the Dalai Lama himself. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta sits down with His Holiness for a special one-on-one interview exploring the science of our emotions. What can Buddhism learn from science? And perhaps more importantly, what can science learn from Buddhism? And, experience an event rarely seen on camera, as the Dalai Lama shares his private meditation practice with Dr. Gupta at the monastery.

     Reef Rescue

    If oceans continue to warm at the current pace, coral reefs could be wiped out by the end of the century. But scientists from around the globe are rushing to help corals adapt to a changing climate through assisted evolution.

     Use Gene Editing to Make Better Babies: A Debate

    Suppose a genetic disorder that can cause disease runs in your family. Your doctor tells you that, should you wish to have a child, that child is likely to get the disease. But CRISPR, a new gene-editing technology, could change your fate by ensuring that your baby is—and remains—healthy. Even more, it could potentially guarantee that your grandchildren are also free of the disorder. What do you do? Now, suppose it's not a genetic disorder that you are trying to change, but some other quality, such as eye color, cognitive ability, or athletic skill. Huge advancements in CRISPR technology are making human gene editing a reality. In 2018, a Chinese scientist announced the first genetically modified babies: twin girls whose genes had been altered to resist HIV, smallpox, and malaria. The promise of this technology is clear, and supporters argue that it can be used to eliminate diseases, improve human health, and create a better world. But gene editing is not without its perils and unknowns, and critics argue that it meddles with the most basic aspect of our humanity and could both exacerbate inequality and pressure all parents (and nations) into editing their children's genes to stay competitive.

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