13 September 2021, 12:00 am
The Gene Code (2011)
Programme Type
Films and Exhibitions, Webcasts
End Date
19 September 2021, 11:59 am

A two-part BBC 4 programme presented by Dr. Adam Rutherford, British geneticist, author, and broadcaster. 

Dr Adam Rutherford takes viewers on a rollercoaster ride as he explores the consequences of one of the biggest scientific projects of all time - the decoding of the entire human genome in 2000. In 2001 scientists announced that humanity had read every single piece of information which makes up the human genome, the code within our DNA. It was a pivotal moment in scientific history.

The Gene Code 2:

Unlocking the Code | ( Click here to watch ) | (58:36 min; 2011; English)
In programme 2, ‘Unlocking the Code’, we learn how decoding the genome has led us to begin to understand the very process by which our DNA makes us different; how it makes each one of us on earth unique, how it influences who we are and the traits we have. It reveals how the biggest ever scientific project of all time has made us realise how amazing and complex we really are.