Powerful personal stories and stunning breakthroughs reveal the historical search for the human genome and the promise of modern research in “The Gene: Intimate History.” This two-part series comes to Arizona PBS on April 7 and 14 at 7 p.m.
Episode one reveals a fascinating history of the human genome and weaves together science and personal stories. Patients with rare genetic diseases and their doctors seek to discover cures, often in a race against time. Watch online.
Episode two shows how geneticists wrestle with the moral implications of groundbreaking new technologies that offer both promise and peril. Audrey, a determined young scientist with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, researches a treatment for her own condition. Watch online.