It's one thing to read a description of DNA's function and replication, and how it fits inside a cell, but it's quite another to actually see it happen. Australian biomedical animator Drew Berry, who was recently awarded a MacArthur fellowship, makes movies illustrating these processes, says The Loom's Carl Zimmer. At a TEDx talk recently posted online, Berry describes his work as a continuation of the scientific tradition of drawing or sketching to illustrate an idea.

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