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This site was produced by Backbone Media and Giant Ant.

Backbone Media is a nonprofit independent production company founded by Noel Schwerin in 1998. Specializing in documentaries, web sites and other media about how people make sense of science, history, technology and the law, Backbone Media is committed to educating the public in new and thought-provoking ways. A veteran of NOVA, Schwerin has written, produced and directed numerous award-winning films, including the two-hour prime-time PBS special "A Question of Genes," which received the first-prize CLARION Award from the Association of Women in Communications and the first-prize CINE Golden Eagle.

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Giant Ant is an interactive design studio specializing in clear, compelling online experiences. Giant Ant combines a user-centered philosophy with a deep understanding of structure, strategy and storytelling. Drawing on years of design experience, the studio creates interfaces that work for the people using them.

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