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PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a (more…)

Premiered: March 3, 1974

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Season 4, Episode 9 The Gene Engineers

First Aired: March 16, 1977

Recombinant DNA research is the subject of "The Gene Engineers." The process by which genes are transferred from one unrelated organism to another has sparked controversy among scientists and the public over the safety of the research. The report also looks at a Cambridge (Mass.) review board that studied local experimentation.

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The Pill for the People

Season 4, Episode 8

March 9, 1977

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The Human Animal

Season 4, Episode 10

March 23, 1977

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