The gene an intimate history
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Scientific genetics, little more than a century old, holds at once the promise of eradicating disease and the threat of altering the very essence of what it means to be human. It traces the dizzying evolution of this new science as researchers race to identify treatments for genetic diseases, such as cancer and sickle cell anemia, and to perfect tools for rewriting DNA.

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Genetics -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Genetics -- Social aspects.
Documentary television programs.
Medical television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Other Authors:
Ark Media (Firm), production company.
Blistein, David, screenwriter.
Costabile, David, narrator.
Durrance, Chris, television director.
Florentine Films, production company.
Goodman, Barak, screenwriter, television producer.
PBS Distribution (Firm), distributor.
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), production company.
WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.), production company.
Ward, Geoffrey C., screenwriter.
Youngelson, Jack, television director.
based on (work): Mukherjee, Siddhartha. Gene.
2 videodiscs (240 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
digital optical
video file DVD video region 1
Target Audience Note:
Canadian Home Video Rating: Not rated.
Other Title:
Title can be read as: Ken Burns presents The gene : an intimate history
Title from container.
"Subtitles are a function of the disc and serve the same purpose as closed captions"--Container.
Based on the book by Siddhartha Mukherjee.
Originally broadcast on television.
Wide screen.
David Costabile, narrator.
DVD ; widescreen presentation ; 2.0 stereophonic.
For private home use only.
English dialogue; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Disc 1. Part 1: Dawn of the Modern Age of Genetics.
Disc 2. Part 2: Revolution in the Treatment of Disease.
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