The Gene

DNA: Read Whole or in Part

Clip: Season 1 | 52s  | Video has closed captioning.

Did you know that the DNA found within each gene can be read whole or in part, producing different results? It’s as if the exact same phrases and sentences that provide the instructions for making the legs of a chair could be rearranged to make the seat or the armrests.

Aired: 03/04/20

Rating: TV-PG


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Funding for KEN BURNS PRESENTS THE GENE: AN INTIMATE HISTORY has been provided by Genentech, 23andMe, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Gray Foundation, American Society of …

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