Deep Dive: Genetics and Genomics, Today and Tomorrow

The sequencing of the human genome – a complete map of the body’s three million base pairs – opened a window into disease processes, led to new diagnostic tools and personalized therapies, and heralded an age of medical discovery. A brief documentary produced by Retro Report describes the historic race to unlock the genomic code, the birth of precision medicine, the use of CRISPR technology, the evolution of gene therapy, and the potential of genetic testing. The film is followed by in-depth conversation with experts who explain how genomics is changing much of what we know about medicine and what we can expect in the future.

Festival: Spotlight Health 2018

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