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The Gene Explained (For Those Without Microscopes)

Everybody is talking about genes. Your body is filled with them. You look the way you do because of them. But do you really know what a gene is? This animated series won’t get you a Ph.D., but it does clear up a few mysteries about how genes work, how they make us, if we can change them and what they might look like in the future. (Microscope not required.)

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The Gene

The Gene Explained | What the Gene Is That?

See how scientists are expanding the DNA alphabet & what to look for in the search for E.T

The Gene Explained | What the Gene Is That?

Video thumbnail: The Gene The Gene Explained | Gene Strike!

The Gene

The Gene Explained | Gene Strike!

Take a peek into the body's war room during the heat of battle with cancer.

The Gene Explained | Gene Strike!

Video thumbnail: The Gene The Gene Explained | Gene Filled Donuts

The Gene

The Gene Explained | Gene Filled Donuts

How DNA's mysterious instructions buried in a gene become the actual nose on a face.

The Gene Explained | Gene Filled Donuts

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The Gene

The Gene Explained | Good Genes Gone Bad

What causes cancer and ways to calm down those "good genes that have gone bad."

The Gene Explained | Good Genes Gone Bad

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The Gene

The Gene Explained | Gene Whiz! It's a Boy!

If you're curious about the origin of boys, look no further than the Y chromosome.

The Gene Explained | Gene Whiz! It's a Boy!

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The Gene

The Gene Explained | Super Gene

See what happens if DNA code gets deleted, put in the wrong place, or switched.

The Gene Explained | Super Gene

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