Monday, March 12, 2012

Monday Mystery - DNA - it is a mystery to me!

Another date to add to your calendar - March 28  Wednesday 9pm Channel 6 KVIE

NOVA: Cracking Your Genetic Code!

Program Description

What will it mean when most of us can afford to have the information in our DNA—all three billion chemical letters of it—read, stored, and available for analysis? In "Cracking Your Genetic Code," NOVA reveals that we stand on the verge of a revolution. We meet cancer patients returned to robust health and a cystic fibrosis sufferer breathing easily because scientists have been able to pinpoint and neutralize the genetic abnormalities underlying their conditions. What are the moral dilemmas raised by the new technology? Will it help or hurt us to know our genetic destiny? What if such information falls into the hands of insurance companies, employers, and prospective mates? One thing is for certain: The new era of personalized, gene-based medicine is relevant to everyone. Soon, all of us may be deciding whether to join the ranks of the DNA generation.

If you Google the title "Cracking Your Genetic Code" you will find short videos and don't forget about YouTube, yes there are videos available.

I am so confused about DNA, so I am hoping that this might help make it a little more clear. Can't hurt!

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