iBiology recently published a video interview featuring MCB faculty Matthew Meselson and his colleague Franklin Stahl. In the 22-minute video, Meselson and Stahl recount the story of their iconic 1958 experiment, which provided some of the first concrete evidence supporting the “double helix” model of DNA.
The video was produced by iBiology, an initiative that creates open-access videos of notable scientists discussing their research. iBiology videos are resources for educators and any members of the general public who want to learn more about the scientific process.The iBiology description for the video reads:
“Meselson and Stahl share the story of their groundbreaking experiment from 1958 that definitively showed semiconservative DNA replication. Matt Meselson and Frank Stahl were in their mid-20s when they performed what is now recognized as one of the most beautiful experiments in modern biology. In this short film, Matt and Frank share how they devised the groundbreaking experiment that proved semiconservative DNA replication, what it was like to see the results for the first time, and how it felt to be at the forefront of molecular biology research in the 1950s. This film celebrates a lifelong friendship, a shared love of science, and the serendipity that can lead to foundational discoveries about the living world.”