The Gene

Premieres April 2020

Science, social history and personal stories weave together for a historical biography of the human genome while also exploring the stunning breakthroughs in understanding the impact genes play on heredity, disease and behavior.

For more than three decades, Ken Burns and his colleagues at Florentine Films—directors, writers, producers, editors, and cinematographers—have produced some of the most critically acclaimed and most watched documentaries on public television.

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About the Series

KEN BURNS PRESENTS THE GENE: AN INTIMATE HISTORY is a two-part, four-hour limited series, managed and co-produced by WETA, and developed with Ken Burns, Barak Goodman and Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the book upon which the documentary is based.

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