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CRISPR Gene-Editing Reality Check

Scientists are beginning to use CRISPR gene-editing technology to treat diseases and alter the human genome. But as research advances, the ethical dilemmas multiply. Which illnesses—and traits—should be eliminated from the human experience?
Clip Season 47 Episode 11 Length 19:13 Premiere: 09/04/20

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Season 47 Episodes

Beyond the Elements: Life

S47 E19 Length 53:17 Premiere Date 02/17/21

Beyond the Elements: Indestructible

S47 E18 Length 53:17 Premiere Date 02/10/21

Beyond the Elements: Reactions

S47 E17 Length 53:17 Premiere Date 02/03/21

Can We Cool the Planet?

S47 E16 Length 53:31 Premiere Date 10/28/20

Touching the Asteroid

S47 E15 Length 53:32 Premiere Date 10/21/20

A to Z: How Writing Changed the World

S47 E14 Length 53:32 Premiere Date 09/30/20

A to Z: The First Alphabet

S47 E13 Length 54:02 Premiere Date 09/23/20

Secret Mind of Slime

S47 E12 Length 53:17 Premiere Date 09/16/20

Human Nature

S47 E11 Length 1:33:41 Premiere Date 09/09/20

Decoding COVID-19

S47 E10 Length 53:38 Premiere Date 05/13/20

Nature's Fear Factor

S47 E9 Length 53:21 Premiere Date 10/14/20

Saving Notre Dame

S47 E8 Length 53:52 Premiere Date 11/25/20

Eagle Power

S47 E7 Length 53:22 Premiere Date 05/20/20

The Truth About Fat

S47 E6 Length 53:33 Premiere Date 04/08/20

Cuba's Cancer Hope

S47 E5 Length 53:09 Premiere Date 04/01/20

Mysteries of Sleep

S47 E4 Length 53:26 Premiere Date 02/26/20

Cat Tales

S47 E3 Length 53:40 Premiere Date 02/19/20

Dog Tales

S47 E2 Length 54:11 Premiere Date 02/12/20

Polar Extremes

S47 E1 Length 1:52:42 Premiere Date 02/05/20

Human Nature Preview

Preview Length 00:28 Premiere Date 09/09/20

Human Nature Sneak Peek

Preview Length 02:08 Premiere Date 09/09/20

CRISPR Gene-Editing Reality Check

Clip Length 19:13 Premiere Date 09/04/20

Living with Sickle Cell Anemia

Clip Length 03:22 Premiere Date 09/09/20

How CRISPR Works in Nature

Clip Length 03:24 Premiere Date 05/13/20

The "Holy Grail of Yogurt" is CRISPR

Clip Length 04:01 Premiere Date 09/09/20

Antarctica: Journey to the Bottom of the Earth

Clip Length 14:11 Premiere Date 01/29/20

How Antarctica’s Cutest Baby Seals Grow Up

Clip Length 10:50 Premiere Date 02/05/20

Why is this Antarctic Glacier “Bleeding?”

Clip Length 10:00 Premiere Date 02/11/20

What is it Like to Live in Antarctica?

Clip Length 09:41 Premiere Date 02/26/20

Three Solutions That Can Slow or Stop Climate Change

Clip Length 04:21 Premiere Date 06/04/20

Cutting our Greenhouse Gas Emissions to Zero

Clip Length 04:52 Premiere Date 06/19/20

Can Geoengineering “Undo” Climate Change?

Clip Length 04:41 Premiere Date 06/24/20

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Rising seas and sinking land threaten to destroy Venice. Can the city's new hi-tech flood barrier save it?

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Ending HIV In America

Almost 40 years after the discovery of HIV could we be on the verge of ending the AIDS epidemic in America? How did scientists tackle one of the most elusive deadly viruses to ever infect humans? Can innovative drugs bring new infections to zero?

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Computers vs. Crime

Across the country, artificial intelligence is helping inform decisions about policing and criminal sentencing. This timely investigation digs into hidden biases, privacy risks and design flaws.

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Can Psychedelics Cure?

Scientists explore the potential for profoundly positive clinical impacts of mind-altering drugs, helping patients struggling with afflictions like addiction and depression.

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Ocean Invaders

Lionfish - long prized in home aquariums - have invaded the Atlantic. Learn what makes the lionfish such a successful invasive species, how it's wreaking havoc, and what can be done about it.

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Cuba's Cancer Hope - S47 E5

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A to Z: How Writing Changed the World - S47 E14

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A to Z: The First Alphabet - S47 E13

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