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Science On The Newshour: Biology

1 hour 9 minutes

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Genetic and neurological research has led to increasingly sophisticated medical capabilities, resulting in a growing number of moral and ethical quandaries. Surveys recent milestones in biology, many of which have produced as much controversy as insight. Reporting on the newly identified anti-aging gene SIR2 and the cross-species implantation of stem cells, it also inquires into artificial limb technology, the dynamics of the teenage brain, and the storage of environmental toxins in the human body. A visit to the American Bible Belt, including Kentucky's Creationist Museum, highlights the ongoing debate over human origins. Accessibility options on the DVD are: (1) audio description, (2) expanded audio description, (3) English subtitles, (4) English subtitles in black box, (5) closed captions.

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Science On The Newshour
Episode 1
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Episode 2
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Episode 4
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Episode 5
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