The first part of the film The Gene: An Intimate History by Ken Burns and Barak Goodman is live right now. And so are pgEd’s accompanying educational materials!
Educators wishing to discuss topics from “The Gene” with students, will find clips from the film paired with pgEd lesson plans on the PBS LearningMedia website.
The documentary is based on a book with the same title by Siddhartha Mukherjee. It traces the history of genetic science from the earliest theories of inheritance through modern breakthroughs in genome editing and personalized medicine.