Ken Burns Presents The Gene: An Intimate History
Catalogue Number: 041943
Producer: PBS Video
Subject: Documentary, Health and Medicine, History, Physics, Science
Grade Level: 6 - 8, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: United States
Copyright Year: 2020
Running Time: 240:00
The Gene: An Intimate History is a four-hour documentary from Ken Burns and Barak Goodman, adapted from the award-winning book of the same name by Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee. The series tells the story of the rapid evolution of genetic science from Gregor Mendel's groundbreaking experiment in the 19th century to CRISPR, and the hope that newfound powers to alter DNA with pinpoint precision will transform the treatment of some of the world's most complex and challenging diseases. The series also tackles the daunting ethical challenges that these technologies pose for humankind.
240 minutes on 2 discs.
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