A VPM initiative to inspire our community to value science and understand its importance to our future.
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“The Gene: An Intimate History” Illuminates a Promising Future from a Complex Past
Ken Burns' new documentary, 2 part series "The Gene: An Intimate History" combines personal stories with scientific research to paint a picture of this relatively young field of study and its far-reaching implications. It explores breakthroughs in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, as well as the thorny ethical issues that arise from being able to change and control life on such a fundamental level.
About Science Matters
Science Matters is a multi-media educational initiative of VPM, Central Virginia’s PBS & NPR stations. Through our “big loud voice” of Radio, Television and the Web, we strive to inspire our community to value science and to understand its importance to our future. We couple excellent national PBS and NPR content with compelling locally produced segments which feature community partners involved in exciting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activities in Virginia. Our community outreach events and our new Science Matters Community Events Calendar are additional vehicles for engaging audiences of all ages in ongoing discovery and exploration of all things science. Learn more about Science Matters