The Gene


Powerful personal stories and stunning breakthroughs reveal the historical search for the human genome and the promise of modern research. This two-part series is based on Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee’s best-seller on how genes impact heredity, disease and behavior.

Episode 1
Tuesday, April 7, at 8pm on CET

A fascinating history of the human genome weaves together science and personal stories. Patients with rare genetic diseases and their doctors seek to discover cures, often in a race against time.

Episode 2
Tuesday, April 14, at 8pm on CET

Geneticists wrestle with the moral implications of groundbreaking new technologies that offer both promise and peril. Audrey, a determined young scientist with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, researches a treatment for her own condition.


Tuesdays, April 7 and April 14, at 8pm on CET