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Today's scientists are making great strides in understanding how heredity affects our health and other aspects of our lives. Four segments address the role of genetics in modern medicine.
- Cell Forms and Functions: Introduces the cell and explains how it functions.
- Mapping the Human Genome: Follows scientific attempts to prevent disease through manipulation of the human genome.
- Big as Life: Obesity in America: Explores the growing trend of toward obesity in the United States.
- Healthy Habits: Examines how nicotine, alcohol, and depression can threaten an individual's health.
Through this presentation, students learn how our growing knowledge of genetics may transform health care in the 21st century.