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Video: The Majestic World of Molecular Animation

"Powering the Cell: Mitochondria" is a visual feast of molecular animation produced by Bio Visions at Harvard.


Boing Boing just posted "Powering the Cell: Mitochondria," a visual feast of molecular animation produced by the BioVisions program at Harvard's Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. The eye-catching journey into the complex world inside our bodies is BioVision's most recent contribution to the emerging molecular animation field, which is led by Harvard biologist-turned-animator Janet Iwasa, professor and director of life sciences Robert Lue, and biologist/director Drew Berry, all of whom are profiled in the recent New York Times article "Where Cinema and Biology Meet."

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrS2uROUjK4


It's the motion, says Lue, of these cellular interactions—some of which had previously described or diagramed but never depicted in moving pictures—that distinguishes these videos.

The Times also has a behind-the-scenes video that's very worth watching.

Photo: Robert A. Lue, a still from "Powering the Cell"


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