The Ascent of Man

Episode 12 - Generation upon Generation. This episode examines the complex code of human inheritance from the experiments of Gregor Mendel to the discoveries of today. Beginning with the discoveries of the monk Gregor Mendel, Jacob Bronowski traces the science of genetics and the development of the double-helix model of DNA.

Episode 12 - Generation upon Generation

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Genetics - wikipedia
Genetics is the study of genes, heredity, and variation in living organisms.It is generally considered a field of biology, but it intersects frequently with many of the life sciences and is strongly linked with the study of information systems.
100 Greatest Discoveries - Genetics
This episode recounts thirteen important discoveries related to genetics, including Gregor Mendel's discovery of rules of heredity, and James Watson and Francis Crick's discovery of the structure of the DNA molecule.
This is a five-part PBS documentary series that tells a brief history of DNA science - from the discovery of the double helix structure to the mapping of the human genome to the latest research.

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Episode 01 - Lower Than the Angels
Episode 02 - The Harvest of the Seasons
Episode 03 - The Grain in the Stone
Episode 04 - The Hidden Structure
Episode 05 - Music of the Spheres
Episode 06 - The Starry Messenger
Episode 07 - The Majestic Clockwork
Episode 08 - The Drive for Power
Episode 09 - The Ladder of Creation
Episode 10 - World within World
Episode 11 - Knowledge or Certainty
Episode 12 - Generation upon Generation
Episode 13 - The Long Childhood