Search form

The Gene: An Intimate History

Part 2: Revolution in the Treatment of Disease

Part Two begins with the signature scientific achievement of our time.
Part 1: Dawn of the Modern Age of Genetics

WETA PassportPart 1: Dawn of the Modern Age of Genetics

Part One interweaves present-day stories with the discoveries of pioneers in genetics.

The Gene Explained | Gene Filled Donuts

The Gene Explained | Gene Filled Donuts

How DNA's mysterious instructions buried in a gene become the actual nose on a face.

The Gene Explained | Gene Whiz! It's a Boy!

The Gene Explained | Gene Whiz! It's a Boy!

If you're curious about the origin of boys, look no further than the Y chromosome.

The Gene Explained | Super Gene

The Gene Explained | Super Gene

See what happens if DNA code gets deleted, put in the wrong place, or switched.

The Gene Explained | Good Genes Gone Bad

The Gene Explained | Good Genes Gone Bad

What causes cancer and ways to calm down those "good genes that have gone bad."

The Gene Explained | What the Gene Is That?

The Gene Explained | What the Gene Is That?

See how scientists are expanding the DNA alphabet & what to look for in the search for E.T