Bioethics 3-Pack DVD

Discovery Education

SKU: DC011585
Format: DVD
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Runtime: 128

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Probe the fascinating science and ethics of gene research with this  three-part program. In part one, "Genes and Environment," a case study of identical twins is used to weigh the role of genes versus the social environment in shaping a person's personality. "Genes and Personality" again uses twin research to discuss the bizarre but consistent observation that the sooner identical twins are separated and the longer they are kept apart, the more similar they ultimately become. Part three, "Genes and Body Type," outlines studies done in the U.S. and England to research genetic causes of obesity, the science of appetite, health risks associated with obesity, and the benefits of exercise to override genetic makeup.