The Gene

How Many Genes to Build an Organ Like the Brain?

Clip: Season 1 | 1m 15s  | Video has closed captioning.

How many genes does it take to build an organ as complex as the human brain? The answer? Fewer than in an onion! Discover just how many human genes there are.

Aired: 03/04/20

Rating: TV-PG


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Funding for KEN BURNS PRESENTS THE GENE: AN INTIMATE HISTORY has been provided by Genentech, 23andMe, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Gray Foundation, American Society of …

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