How DNA Controls Your Life

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If you think you are in charge of your Life; forget it


You are controlled by 3 billion chemical instructions located in every cell of your body, your Master Blueprint, your Genome, your DNA

We have no idea how most of these instructions work, alone or in conjunction with other instructions, to build you, maintain you , influence your behaviour, thoughts and actions and eventually dispose of you.

1400 scientists at the Sanger Research Institute are scanning and cataloguing individual parts of your DNA instruction set (sequences) into one of the largest computers on the planet.

Anybody anywhere in the world can freely access this information and use it for experiments into building new cells, healthy or otherwise.

In this programme, we visit the Sanger Institute and question three scientists and ask what they are doing, how and why they are doing it and what it means us as we go about our daily business


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