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The Gene: An Intimate History | Part 2 | Ken Burns

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Francis Collins was the head of the Human Genome Project -- a publicly - funded, international effort to sequence all three billion letters of the human genome.

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As scientists learn to read the genetic code, they grapple with the dangers inherent in increasingly sophisticated and easily available methods of intervening in the very essence of what makes us human, our DNA.

“The Gene: An Intimate History” brings vividly to life the story of today’s revolution in medical science through present-day tales of patients and doctors at the forefront of the search for genetic treatments, interwoven with a compelling history of the discoveries that made this possible and the ethical challenges raised by the ability to edit DNA with precision.

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