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Secret of Life, The; Portraits of Modern Science: On the Brink


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Secret of Life, The
Portraits of Modern Science: On the Brink
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This eight-part series reveals how scientists' ability to decipher and manipulate our genes will transform medicine -- and perhaps the human race. Hosted by David Suzuki, a Canadian geneticist and TV personality.

Series release date: 9/1993

Program Description

Produced by the Educational Programming department at WGBH Educational Foundation in Boston, Massachusetts, THE SECRET OF LIFE School Videos are eight 15-minute glimpses into the multifaceted world of biology, based on the critically acclaimed PBS series, THE SECRET OF LIFE. Spanning subject matter from archaebacteria to viruses to genetic medicine to the biodiversity crisis, THE SECRET OF LIFE Videos tell fascinating stories and raise profound questions. Designed for use in secondary schools and for college biology courses.



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Costa, Barbara (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Secret of Life, The; Portraits of Modern Science: On the Brink,” 06/09/1993, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 18, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_117A2B026D0A458FB10B0FE56327F0D8.
MLA: “Secret of Life, The; Portraits of Modern Science: On the Brink.” 06/09/1993. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 18, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_117A2B026D0A458FB10B0FE56327F0D8>.
APA: Secret of Life, The; Portraits of Modern Science: On the Brink. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_117A2B026D0A458FB10B0FE56327F0D8
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