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NOVA Wonders Can We Make Life?

Season 45 Episode 105
NOVA Wonders Can We Make Life?

About the Episode

"It's alive!" Since Dr. Frankenstein spoke those famous words, we've been alternately enthralled and terrified by the idea of creating life in the lab. Now, a revolution in genetic engineering and thrilling innovations in synthetic biology are bringing that dream—or nightmare, as the case may be—closer to reality. New tools allow researchers to use cells to create their own DNA.

Aired: 05/22/18 | Expires: 05/22/24 | Runtime: 53m 46s