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Human Genome Project

Clip: Season 3 | 11m 10s

Scientists say they will soon announce that they have mapped almost all the human genome, the inherited instructions that tell our bodies what to do. The promise of the new knowledge is so vast, some researchers speak of a revolution in biomedicine, even disease-free long life. Meanwhile, scientists and ethicists worry about the moral questions the new technology could raise.

Aired: 06/15/00

Rating: NR

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