Season 39, Episode 16 Cracking Your Genetic Code

First Aired: March 28, 2012

The ability for people to have their genetic codes analyzed is examined, as are the moral aspects that come with access to such information. Included: a cancer patient who may have cheated death and a cystic fibrosis sufferer who's doing breathing easier because scientists neutralized the genetic abnormalities underlying their conditions.

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  • Premise: 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)

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