Investigation of the Human Genome for The Discovery Channel


             

As part of a two part documentary on the Human Genome Project, Home Run Pictures was asked to create a dramatic tour through a human cell... zooming all the way down to the DNA inside a chromosome and showing the genes that scientists have begun to decode... the blueprint of life. Using animated particle systems and solid texturing techniques, Home Run animators aimed for an organic feel for the sequences showing the inner workings of a busy biological factory. Zooming down almost to the molecular level, the sequence reveals the newly mapped specific genes that scientists hope will allow prevention and treatment of conditions from cancer to depression to aging itself.


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