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Episode Detail: The Human Race - DNA

Part 3 of 5. President Bill Clinton is among the commentators in this chronicle of the race in the 1990s to map the human genome. This would enable humans "to read our own instruction manual," says Dr. Francis S. Collins, who headed the government-funded mapping project. But it was too slow---and the commercial prospects too great---to keep private competitors (including J. Craig Venter) out for long. Called upon to act as referee: Clinton, who notes that "there was enough credit to go around."

Episodes: DNA (5)

2/1/2004: Pandora's Box    Season 1, Episode 5
1/25/2004: Curing Cancer    Season 1, Episode 4
1/18/2004: The Human Race    Season 1, Episode 3
1/11/2004: Playing God    Season 1, Episode 2
1/4/2004: The Secret of Life    Season 1, Episode 1

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Premiered: January 04, 2004, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: A five-part study of `the force at the heart of life' explores how DNA's structure was discovered, and how the human genome was mapped.

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