The Gene

The Race to Sequence the Human Genome

Clip: Season 1 | 1m  | Video has closed captioning.

Catch up on the race to sequence the human genome and the consequences of what would happen if genes involved in diseases such as breast cancer became available only to the highest bidders.

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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