Mosaic Science Series


Mosaic is dedicated to exploring the science of life. In-depth stories on the people, ideas and trends that drive biology and medicine and affect our lives, health and society. Mosaic is published by the Wellcome Trust.

Filmed, directed and edited by Dr Barry J Gibb




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Episode 1 

Do you want to live to 100? 1,000? What about for ever? Meet a man seeking immortality, leading age-research scientists, the very young and the very old as they grapple with deciding what is the right age to die in Until, a journey of the lifetime.
Episode 2 

Are you normal? What does it mean to be normal? Is it a good thing, or does it mean you're just plain dull? Is being abnormal more fun, does it make us seem more kooky, quirky, individual -- or could it mean we're cut off from society, perceived as odd or even mentally ill?
Episode 3 

The Pain Detective follows Colin Froy, a retired policeman living with cancer, chronic pain and a wry sense of humour as he becomes our eyes and ears. Immersing himself in the world of pharmaceuticals, Colin traces a drug's journey back from clinical trials to its beginnings as a concept in the minds of scientists.
Episode 4 

A forgotten generation of people with leprosy find sanctuary in a 300-year-old Sri Lankan hospital. Abandoned by their families and stigmatised by society, they became artists and musicians, they fell in love with one another, and they tried to build the community they couldn't find in the outside world.
Episode 5 

What can video games tell us about the end of the world? A bunch of scientists, philosophers and game critics play and discuss The Last of Us, exploring what it tells us about real-life disease, outbreaks and how prepared we are for the next pandemic.
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