The DNA Files is a series of public radio documentaries about genetic research, its applications and its impact on our lives. The genetic revolution affects us every day: our health, our food, our families. The DNA Files documentaries explain how.
The programs in the series are guided by advisors from many fields. Some specialize in genetics; others have expertise in areas that are directly related to or involved in genetic developments, such as forensics, health care, insurance, psychology, and anthropology. All share a desire to increase public understanding of genetic research and its social impact.
The DNA Files radio documentaries were first featured on National Public Radio stations throughout the United States in November 1998. In both series, host John Hockenberry guides listeners through discussions and interviews that demystify genetic science, providing practical information on current techniques, as well as possible implications of breakthroughs yet to come. Can gene therapy treat cancer? Will we be able to use genetics to design the personalities of our children? Is it likely that a corporation will want to patent your DNA? The DNA Files explores these issues and more.
This radio series was developed in part by a grant from the Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues program of the U.S. Department of Energy Human Genome Program.
& APPLIED ECOLOGY
OF AGING & LONGEVITY
THE GENETICS OF IDENTITY
ANIMALS & TRANSGENICS
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Traits: Nature and Nurture
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