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NOVA; Decoding the Book of Life

09/06/1989

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Series
NOVA
Program
Decoding the Book of Life
Program Number

1615K

Series Description

Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

Program Description

Explores the scientific and ethical implications of biologists' efforts to decode the genetic message that describes how humans are made. Ethicists warn that it may not be such a good idea.

Duration

00:66:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Citation
Chicago: “NOVA; Decoding the Book of Life,” 09/06/1989, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1CEF6CB67D6A47E5AD5671EBCFC4C306.
MLA: “NOVA; Decoding the Book of Life.” 09/06/1989. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1CEF6CB67D6A47E5AD5671EBCFC4C306>.
APA: NOVA; Decoding the Book of Life. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1CEF6CB67D6A47E5AD5671EBCFC4C306
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