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NOVA; Confronting The Killer Gene

12/12/1988

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Series
NOVA
Program
Confronting The Killer Gene
Program Number

1610

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

NOVA profiles Huntington's Disease, a fatal ailment with no cure, and the personal story of Arlo, Nancy and Janice, who each have a 50/50 chance of developing the devastating nerve disorder. A laboratory test can tell them if in fact they will fall victim. Thousands of others face a similar choice: to know, or not know, if they will carry the genetic time bomb of Huntington's disease. NOVA looks at this incurable disease which affects 20,00 people in the US and threatens tens of thousands of others.

Duration

00:60:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Citation
Chicago: “NOVA; Confronting The Killer Gene,” 12/12/1988, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 5, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8077100AD773465B9EBA319618583C1B.
MLA: “NOVA; Confronting The Killer Gene.” 12/12/1988. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 5, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8077100AD773465B9EBA319618583C1B>.
APA: NOVA; Confronting The Killer Gene. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8077100AD773465B9EBA319618583C1B
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