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."